Brixham Devon Royal Fleet Reserve Medal Group
Group consists of a 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Royal Fleet Reserve Medal.
The trio is named to: 223349 W.J.C. NORTHWAY. L. S. R. N.
The RFR Medal is named to: 223349 DEV. B. 6835. W.J.C. NORTHWAY. L. S. R.F.R.
William John Chillecombe Northway was born 27th July 1887 in Brixham, South Devon. He was a Fisherman when he joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on the 27th July 1905. He served as a Leading Seaman during the Great War and his papers show that he was on the crew of or listed at HMS St George, Victory II, Vivid, HMS Diligence (Sept 1916 – Sept 1918) and HMS Leander.
He joined the Royal Fleet reserve 25th February 1919.
Baptised at All Saints, Brixham, he married Florence L Easton at Kingsbridge, South Devon in 1920.