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Medal commemorating John Travers Cornwell VC (1900-1916) and the Battle of Jutland, 1916

MEC2775
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Collection Coins and medals, Commemorative medals
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Hudson, Mrs
Historical Association: Jellicoe, John Rushworth
Depiction: Cornwell, John Travers
Historical Association: Cornwell, John Travers
Historical Association: Beatty, David
Provenance: Navy League Boys Naval Brigade
EventsWorld War I: Battle of Jutland, 1916, World War I, 1914-1918
VesselsChester 1915 (HMS)

Object details:

Object ID MEC2775
Description Medal commemorating John Travers Cornwell VC (1900-1916) and the battle of Jutland, 1916. Obverse: Bust of Boy Cornwell (front) in uniform of a naval rating of HMS 'Chester', within a band containing legend. Legend: '* JOHN TRAVERS CORNWELL, V . C . BOY 1ST. CLASS ROYAL NAVY H. M. S. CHESTER.* FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH.' Reverse: Legend, 'PRESENTED TO THE NAVY LEAGUE BOYS' NAVAL BRIGADE BY MRS. HUDSON 1916.' Inscription: 'TO COMMEMORATE A SPLENDID DEED OF COURAGE AND DEVOTION IN THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND MAY 31ST 1916. ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE, COMMANDER IN CHIEF VICE-ADMIRAL SIR DAVID BEATTY COMMANDING THE BATTLE CRUISER FLEET. THEIR MEMORY IS UNDIMMED BY TEARS THEIR TOMB A NATION'S ALTAR; AND THEIR PRAISES SWELL ABOVE THE SOUND OF WEEPING'.
Date made 1916

Artist/Maker Spink & Son Ltd
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials gold
Measurements Overall: 64 mm
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  • Medal commemorating John Travers Cornwell VC (1900-1916) and the Battle of Jutland, 1916 (MEC2775)
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