Historical information

Charles "Tug" Wilson was born 20th December 1894 in Stonehouse, Devon. He served in the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1919 on the HMS Vivid, HMS Europa, HMAS Platypus, HMS Apollo and HMAS Powerful. He continued to serve in the navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant commander before his retirement sometime after the Second World War.


This document is significant as a tangible connection to Charles Wilson's service during WWI.

Physical description

A paper certificate detailing the service record from Charles "Tug" Wilson who served for the Royal Navy during World War 1. It includes the vessels he served on and dates.

Inscriptions & markings

Variety of printed and hand written information (see photograph).