Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (Watts, R.N. & Coas
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Awarded to L66684 Leading Boatman William Watts, H.M. Coast Guard. Born September 1876, Dover, Kent. Watts worked as a printer before joining the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd class, he served on board HMS St.Vincent, Pigmy, Resolution, Edgar, Sans Pareil, Australia, Pembroke, Irresistable and Wild Fire working through the ranks to Leading Seaman. in 1905 he transferred to the Coast Guard as a Boatman with the Scottish Division. He later transferred to the Southern Division at Horsea in 1911. He served as a Leading boatman throughout WW1 in the Coast Guard. Awarded the Long Service medal in 1916 whilst serving at the Eastern Division in Stockton. He later served at Eastern Deal before being demobilised in April 1919.
8-9 Dans Castle, Tow Law, County Durham, DL13 4AY