Display Number:  0703  
Name:  Gillespie  R
Rank:  Stoker Service Number:  
Date Joined:   Date Discharged:  

Stoker Gillespie served in the Royal Navy prior to the First World War, including time on HMS Pique on the China Station. For this he was awarded the China 1840-1902 Medal. Unusually there is no service bar attached to the medal and note the incorrect spelling of his surname.


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Medal Description (Left to Right):  
  • China War Medal 1900 - Instituted for service during the Boxer Rebellion and the subsequent punitive expeditions. The medal was issued in silver to combatants and in bronze to native bearers, drivers and servants.