Royal Naval Meritorious Service Medal George V issue. 185027 Chief Petty Officer A. Tedray, Royal Navy ‘Weymouth’ Adriatic 1918. VF/GVF
M.S.M.: London Gazette: 22 April 1919 – ‘for services in the Mediterranean Station between the 1st July and 11th November 1918 (Adriatic).’
Chief Petty Officer Alfred Tedray was born on 3 April 1877 in Whitstable, Kent, and joined the Royal Navy on 18 July 1895, with the profession ‘Seaman’. He was immediately rated as an Able Seaman and reached the rank of Chief Petty Officer by 1 March 1916, having been awarded an L.S.G.C. on 18 July 1910. He joined the Royal Fleet Reserve on 17 July 1917 and appears to have joined the Coast Guard at Belfast or was at least stationed there when he later received his Great War Trio.
He is listed on the roll as serving ashore at Messina in 1908 the major Italian earthquake. In 1903 he was awarded the Naval Good Shot medal 6 pounder whilst serving aboard Charybdis a P.O.2 Class.