1939-45 Star; Defence & War Medals; Royal Fleet Reserve L.S.G.C. (G.V.R. 2nd type). Contact wear on latter.
With copy service record; Wilfred Race was born in Hull on 13/12/00 and was a carter before joining the R.N. on 22/1/19 as Stoker 2nd Class; promoted to 1st Class 8/4/20. He served on the cruisers 'Southampton' and 'Dartmouth' and the destroyers 'Saladin', 'Syrene', 'Stronghold', 'Seymour' and 'Redoubt'. He was posted ashore on 22/1/24 and joined the R.F.R. next day; L.S.G.C. awarded 16/4/34.
He rejoined for W.W.2. and served on the cruiser 'Durban' 31/7/39 to 19/3/41. During this time she served on the China Station - Hong Kong, South China Sea, Indian Ocean, Malaya Force, Dutch East Indies and Singapore.
He served from 13/6/41 at 'St. Christopher', the Coastal Forces Training Base at Fort William, Scotland; and he was released from service on 23/7/45 from 'Hornet', the Coastal Forces Base at Gosport, Hampshire.