Naval Good Shooting Medal 1903 Edward VII issue, (1904, 12 Pr. Q. F.). 179171 Able Seaman W. Glanville, Royal Navy H.M.S. Ariadne


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The award of the Good shooting medal was for 1904 firing a 12 pounder QF whilst a member of the crew of H.M.S. Ariadne. Born Plymouth 8.3.1877 enlisting 8.3.1895 age 18 years. Served on various ships and was awarded a 1814-15 trio for service with H.M.S. Canopus whilst stationed at Port Stanley as a defence battery, she fired the first shots of the battle of the Falklands in December, which left Spee to break off the attack before being chased down and destroyed by Admiral Dovoton Sturdee’s battlecruiser. Transferring to the Mediterranean in early 1915 for the Dardanelles champaign. She participated in major attacks on the ottoman coast fortifications defending the Dardanelle in March 1915, but the British and French ships proved incapable of forcing the straits. After the Gallipoli campaign ended with the withdrawal of the allied forces in January 1916.