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William Frederick Stone

P O Stoker

 


Profile of William Frederick Stone

William was born on the 23rd of September 1900 at Led Stone, Kingsbridge, Devon. 
He joined the Royal Navy at Devonport, Plymouth on the 23rd of September 1918, and was discharged on the 18th 
of September 1945, having served for 27 years.

Naval service history:

1919..........1921 - Stoker 
HMS Tiger, Battle Cruiser.
1923..........1924

Stoker

HMS Hood, Battle Cruiser
1925..........1927
William sailed round the world on the 'Empire Cruise' on board HMS Hood

 

Leading Stoker

HMS Chrysanthemum, Sloop, Based in Malta
1928..........1928

Leading Stoker

HMS P40, Submarine Chaser
1929..........1931

Stoker PO

HMS Eagle ,Aircraft Carrier
1931..........1934

Stoker PO

HMS Harebell, Sloop
1934..........1934

Stoker PO

HMS Thanet, Destroyer, Reserve Fleet
1934..........1934

 

Stoker PO 
HMS Tenedos, Destroyer, Reserve Fleet
1934..........1937

 

Stoker PO
HMS Carlisle, Light Cruiser, South Africa Station. 
1937..........1941

Chief Stoker

HMS Salamander, Mine Sweeper 
1941..........1944

Chief Stoker

HMS Newfoundland, Cruiser
1945..........1945

Chief Stoker

Naval Party No.1744, Based at Sylt, North Germany

 

William's decorations and awards:

1914-1918 War Medal

1939-1945 Star 

The Atlantic Star (Bar on Ribbon - 'France & Germany')

The Africa Star 

The Italy Star 

1939-1945 The Defence Medal

1939-1945 Victory Medal (Oak Leaf on Ribbon) Signifying-'Mention in Dispatches', awarded for Sicily Landings whilst on board HMS Newfoundland 

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

 

William was also awarded several foreign medals:

Malta Memorial Medal

Russian Convoy Medal

Dunkirk Medal 

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