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Medals group of 346537 Victualling Chief Petty Officer W. A. Gollop, Royal Navy,

a recipient of the Russian Cross of St. George for the Baltic operations of 1919.

Wallace Albert Gollop was born at Portsmouth, Hampshire in November 1888 and entered the Royal Navy as a Ship?s Steward Boy in February 1904. Based at Victory as a 2nd Ship?s Steward by the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, he joined the cruiser H.M.S. Caradoc in June 1917 and remained in her until January 1921. During this period the Caradoc was employed in the Baltic operations of 1919 and participated in a prolonged and successful bombardment of Bolshevik forces in Estonia.

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