1914-15 Star, (231652 P. Hemsley. L. Sig. R.N.) British War Medal, Victory Medal, (231652 P. Hemsley. L. Sig. R.N.) Royal Naval Meritorious Service Medal G.V.R. (231652 P. Hemsley. Ldg. Sig. “Zinnia” 1, July – 11, Nov. 1918.) 231652 P. Hemsley. Leading Signalman. Royal Navy.


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M.S.M. London Gazette 11 April 1919:

‘Honours for Sloops employed on Convoy, Escort and Patrol duties between 1st July and 11th November 1918.’

Percy Hemsley was born in Derby on 18 April 1888, and was a compositor when he joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class aboard H.M.S. Ganges on 4 August 1904. Specialising in the signals branch he was rated Signalman in April 1906 and advanced to Leading Signalman in February 1912. He served in Zinnia from 13 December 1915 to 22 April 1919.