1914-15 Star (Pte., R.M.L.I.); B.W.M. & V.M. (Pte., R.M.L.I.); 1939-45 Star; Defence & War Medals; R.A.F. L.S.G.C. (G.V.R.) (Cpl.). Mtd as worn in naval style. Trio polished.
With a cased bronze medallion - obverse, a soldier at bayonet practice; reverse engraved "Inter Regt. Competitions - Plymouth - Bayonet - Won By Pte. C. Scamp R.M.L.I. 22.5.19."
With copy R.M. papers 1907-22; Charles John Scamp was born at Mylor Bridge in Cornwall on 28/5/93 and was a schoolboy before joining the R.M.L.I. as a Bugler on the day after his 14th birthday.
He served throughout with 'G' Coy. R.M.L.I. and was promoted to Pte. 1910 and Cpl. 1919. His conduct was "very good" and he was discharged "on the reduction of the Corps" on 3/7/22.
Apart from service ashore he served on the battleships 'New Zealand' and 'Irresistible' and the cruisers 'Isis' and 'Bristol'. He was on the cruiser 'Berwick' 27/3/13 to 12/11/15 and the cruiser 'Cambrian' 19/7/16 to 31/1/19.
He later joined the R.A.F., became a Warrant Officer, and was commissioned into the Technical Branch on 15/7/43; his commission was terminated on 29/6/45.
Whilst serving with the R.A.F. he returned to the U.K. from India on 10/8/34 and sailed to Aden on 2/11/34.
He died at Reading in the third quarter of 1977.