25 September 2002
DAVID SILVER ALLAN, R.N.
Polar Medal, silver, Edward VII, with clasp 'ANTARCTIC 1902-04', incused 'PETT, OFF 1ST CLASS D. ALLAN "DISCOVERY"' on the rim, white riband
The Royal Geographical Society silver copy of The Scott Medal (1904), awarded to Allan, encused 'DAVID, S. ALLAN, R.N.' on the rim, in case of issue
and Allan's British War Medal and Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Victorian)
For the medals see Lieut. Col. N.W. Poulsom and Rear Admiral J.A.L. Myres, CB, British Polar Exploration and Research, A Historical Account and Medallic Record with Biographies 1818-1999, London, 2000, p.459 and D.E. Yelverton, Antarctica Unveiled, Colorado: 2000, p.398.
Allan returned from the Antarctic as Chief Petty Officer of the Discovery. He was awarded one of the thirty-seven silver copies struck for the Discovery's officers of the special gold medal awarded to Scott by the Royal Geographical Society in 1905.
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