Lot Archive


№ 127


1 December 2004

Hammer Price:

Four: Warrant Mechanician H. Pullin, Royal Navy

1914-15 Star
(Wt. Mech., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (Wt. Mech., R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (284746 Mech., H.M.S. Minotaur), generally good very fine (4) £80-100

Henry Pullin was born in Birmingham in June 1877 and entered the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class in February 1897. Awarded his L.S. & G.C. Medal in April 1912, but not having seen any active service, he commenced the Great War with an appointment in the battleship H.M.S. Irresistible. Soon afterwards, however, he was advanced to Warrant Mechanician and, in May 1915, transferred to the King George V, in which battleship he served until August 1918, including the Battle of Jutland. His final wartime appointment was aboard the minesweeper Tonbridge and he is believed to have been pensioned ashore in 1920.