An Intriguing R.N.R. 'Minesweeper Trawler' DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL & 1914-15 Trio. To: D.A.478. J. DRAPER. 2nd HD. R.N.R. H.M.Tr DRIVER. MINESWEEPING 1916 -17. With rolls & papers.

Naval General Service & Other Early Naval MedalsVictorian R.N.Medals (Groups & Singles) Victorian R.N. & R.M. WW1 Combinations World War I R.N. & Merch (Groups & Singles)WW I ROYAL NAVY (Gallantry & Groups)World War I R.N. & Merch (Casualties)R.N.D. (1914 Star & Bar Trios / Internees)R.N.A.S. (WW1) & F.A.A. MEDALSWW II ROYAL NAVY (Gallantry & Later) Post-World War II R.N. & MerchLIFE SAVING MEDALS (inc RHS)NAVY MEDALS (SOLD ARCHIVE)
An Intriguing R.N.R. An Intriguing R.N.R. An Intriguing R.N.R. An Intriguing R.N.R. An Intriguing R.N.R.













An Intriguing R.N.R. 'Minesweeper Trawler' DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL & 1914-15 Trio. With rolls & papers.


To:
D.A.478. J. DRAPER. 2nd HD. R.N.R. H.M.Tr DRIVER. MINESWEEPING 1916 -17.

An Intriguing R.N.R. An Intriguing R.N.R. [BIOGRAPHY]
John Draper was born in 1876 and served in the Grimsby district of the R.N.R. His ship of service was H.M. Admiralty Trawler-Minesweeper DRIVER. Admiralty No.57. Built in 1910 at Duthie of 207grt. Purchased July 1914. Armament 1-12pdr AA. One of six trawlers purchased pre-war as minesweeping training ships off men of the fishery reserve, later the Auxilliery Patrol. Based at Devonport 1914. On outbreak of war, allocated to the patrol organisation and a minesweeper. Renamed NAIRN in June 1919 & Sold 1920 as NAIRN.

An Intriguing R.N.R. [DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL]
London Gazette: 2nd July 1917. Page 6520.

This is a very poignant award in that it's recipient was only serving at the very bottom rank of 2nd Deck Hand. This clearly points out the exemplary and ultra dangerous work these men undertook during the great war in seriously severe weather conditions while searching for mines during shocking weather conditions in the turbulent seas around the British Isles.

An Intriguing R.N.R. An Intriguing R.N.R. An excellent & original group. With rolls & papers.


The medals are all EF+ on original ribbons and have hardly been worn by the clearly humble recipient.

£1650

An Intriguing R.N.R. 'Minesweeper Trawler' DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL & 1914-15 Trio. To: D.A.478. J. DRAPER. 2nd HD. R.N.R. H.M.Tr DRIVER. MINESWEEPING 1916 -17. With rolls & papers.

An Intriguing R.N.R. 'Minesweeper Trawler' DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL & 1914-15 Trio. To: D.A.478. J. DRAPER. 2nd HD. R.N.R. H.M.Tr DRIVER. MINESWEEPING 1916 -17. With rolls & papers.
£1650

An Intriguing R.N.R. 'Minesweeper Trawler' DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL & 1914-15 Trio. To: D.A.478. J. DRAPER. 2nd HD. R.N.R. H.M.Tr DRIVER. MINESWEEPING 1916 -17. With rolls & papers.