I'm new to the forum and wondered if anybody may be able to help or offer some advice on a Pocket Watch I recently aquired.
The Watch it'self is a silver cased hunter and was presented to R.White P.O, 1,H.M.S Powerful. The exact wording states Siege of Ladysmith, 118 Days,1899-1900, R.White, P.O 1, H.M.S Powerful.
I've tried to do some research on the web and have managed to find out some information but not a great deal.
I believe the watches were presented by Lloyds of London to survivors who were present at the Siege of Ladysmith.
As I'm not particularly good at researching what I would really like to know is where to start to find out more about Petty Officer White. The only thing I do know is that he was awardes the QSA.
Are there any sources which give details of the survivors, particularly of the Naval Divisions ?
Any help would be much appreciated.