REL38552.003
ID number REL38552.003
Title Marine Society Award of Merit : Leading Signalman J W Seabrook, Royal Navy
Collection Heraldry
Object type Award
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1913
Physical description Silver

Description

Marine Society Award of Merit in silver, engraved on reverse.

Summary

Presented to John William Seabrook in February 1913. John William Seabrook, a member of the Royal Navy on loan to the Royal Australian Navy. He joined the HMAS Sydney on 23 June 1913 when the ship was commissioned and served on her until November 1918. Seabrook was involved in the Sydney's engagement with the German raider SMS Emden on 9 November 1914. The Marine Society in London is the world's oldest maritime charity and training organisation, being established in 1756, at the beginning of the Seven Years' War, as a means to supply mariners for the navy.