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A Great War C.M.G., Royal Yacht C.V.O. Group of Five to Engineer Rear-Admiral H.G. Summerford, Royal Navy, The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Companion's (C.M.G.) neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, in Garrard, London case of issue; The Royal Victorian Order, Commander's (C.V.O.) neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, officially numbered '165' on reverse, in Collingwood, London case of issue; China 1900, no clasp (Engr., R.N., H.M.S. Goliath); British War and Victory Medals (Eng. Commr., R.N.), good very fine or better, the Medals mounted as worn (5)

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A Great War C.M.G., Royal Yacht C.V.O. Group of Five to Engineer Rear-Admiral H.G. Summerford, Royal Navy, The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Companion's (C.M.G.) neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, in Garrard, London case of issue; The Royal Victorian Order, Commander's (C.V.O.) neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, officially numbered '165' on reverse, in Collingwood, London case of issue; China 1900, no clasp (Engr., R.N., H.M.S. Goliath); British War and Victory Medals (Eng. Commr., R.N.), good very fine or better, the Medals mounted as worn (5)
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C.M.G. London Gazette 1.1.1919.

C.V.O. London Gazette 13.8.1923. On the occasion of his leaving H.M. Yacht Victoria and Albert.

Engineer Rear-Admiral Horace George Summerford, C.M.G., C.V.O., was born in 1872, educated privately and at Keyham College and appointed an Assistant Engineer in July 1892. Advanced to Engineer in January 1897, he served off China during the Boxer Rebellion and was first employed aboard the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert between 1912-14, the outbreak of hostilities witnessing his removal to the Royal Sovereign, in which Battleship he remained for the duration of the War. Appointed a C.M.G. for these latter services, Summerford was advanced to Engineer Captain in the same year and returned to the Victoria and Albert. Further honoured by his appointment to C.V.O. on quitting her in 1923, he next joined the Atlantic Fleet as Fleet Engineer Officer. Summerford was finally advanced to Engineer Rear-Admiral in 1925 and ended his career with an appointment on the Administrative and Technical Staff at the Nore. Placed on the Retired List in 1929, the Admiral died in August 1963.
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