First and Second World War medal group awarded to MZ/870 A.B. Albert Barton, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (R.N.V.R). Born 21/1/1894, Manchester, a former labourer by trade. He joined the R.N.V.R. on 30/11/1915 and was attached to the 4th. Btn. Royal Naval Division (Collingwood Btn. 4/2414). In 1916 Barton was drafted from sea service company to Portsmouth. He served on board HMS Princess (an armed merchant cruiser involved in action on the German East Africa front) and on board HMS Macedonia (an armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion). Whilst serving on board HMS Princess the crew shelled German positions off Dar-Es-Salaam. They later changed crews with HMS Macedonia, both ships paying off at Simonstown on the 17th. August 1917.  On the 23rd. of February 1920 Albert Barton re-enlisted for service with the 8th. Battalion Manchester Regiment (Territorial Force) for three years. He later served during the Second World War. Medals are swing mounted on original ribbons.

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