H.M.S. Beagle served off South Africa from 19.7.1901 to 4.11.1901 and 4.12.1901 to 31.5.1902. 127 Medals were issued to the ship.
Stoker F.F. Hills was latterly a submariner in the famous 'K Boats' and receives mention in Don Everitt's title of that name: 'My dad's name is F.F. Hills and he was a Stoker First Class. He joined K 10 at Barrow Furness in 1917. He hopes they never build any more like them for poor me to live in as they made more men sick than any other boat.'