Lot Archive


№ 187


17 September 2004

Hammer Price:

Four: Chief Petty Officer J. P. Tudgey, Royal Navy

1914-15 Star
(165532 C.P.O., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (165532 C.P.O., R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (165532 P.O. 1 Cl., H.M.S. Tamar), contact wear and edge bruising, otherwise generally very fine (4) £100-120

H.M.S. Tamar was Hong Kong’s depot ship.

James Patrick was born in Co. Cork in September 1876 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in February 1892. Having attained the rate of Petty Officer 1st Class in January 1901, he was awarded his L.S. & G.C. Medal in February 1910 during his appointment in
Tamar from September 1908 to July 1910. Tudgey, who was advanced to Chief Petty Officer in January 1913, served in the battleship Collingwood from March 1912 to August 1918 and was present at Jutland, when his ship formed part of the 1st Battle Squadron under Rear-Admiral E. F. A. Gaunt, C.M.G., and was heavily engaged against the Lutzow. He was demobilised in September 1919.

Sold with original parchment Certificate of Service, and Gunnery and Torpedo History Sheet. together with attached references from H.M.S.
Collingwood describing his ship’s post as Chief Quarter-Master with an ‘exceptional’ ability.