A Boxer Rebellion Medal to Leading Stoker 1st Class George Enticknapp, HMS Orlando

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A China Medal 1900, no clasp, awarded to Leading Stoker 1st Class George Enticknapp, Royal Navy, who saw service on an off the coast of China during the Boxer Rebellion aboard the cruiser H.M.S Orlando.

China Medal 1900, no clasp; (G. ENTICKNAPP, LG. STO. 1CL., H.M.S. ORLANDO.)

George Enticknapp was born on 8th December 1870 in Liphook. Hampshire, and having worked as a labourer, then joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class (Portsmouth No.153804) with Asia from 4th March 1890. Advanded to Stoker on 1st January 1891, he served variously aboard Orontes, Nile, Grafton and Medea before being promoted to Leading Stoker 2nd Class on 13th May 1897, and to Leading Stoker 1st Class on 10th October 1898.

Enticknapp was then posted aboard the cruiser H.M.S Orlando on 16th February 1899. In 1899 Orlando was assigned to the China Station, Captain James Henry Thomas Burke in command. During the Boxer Rebellion in 1900, sailors from HMS Orlando formed part of the force led by Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Seymour attempting to relieve the British Legation in Beijing. Enticknapp did not take part in the relief force, but did see service aboard Orlando during the operations on an off the coast of China during the Boxer Rebellion.

Posted home to Duke of Wellington II on 20th August 1900, Enticknapp was invalided from service on 24th July 1901. Confirmed as his only medal entitlement.