A Family Affair: The Flory Family and their Royal Marine Service

A Family Affair: The Flory Family and their Royal Marine Service

The medals of eight members of the Flory family are on display in the museum medal room, spanning Victorian campaigns in the 1880's to the Korean War in the 1950's.

The oldest group belongs to Lance Corporal Arthur Flory who served for twenty two years, including in the Egyptian campaign in 1882-89. He was discharged in 1901 and spent 11 years in the reserve. He was recalled to duty at the age of 56 during the First World War and died in service in 1919.

Five of Arthur Flory's son’s served in the Royal Marines during the First World War. Two of the sons were killed; Frederick Cornelius from wounds sustained in the Dardanelles in 1915 and Albert Edward was killed at the Battle of Jutland 1916.

The next of kin of each Commonwealth fatality of the First World War received a commemorative plaque. The plaques commemorating the three members of the Flory Family who died in the War are on display in our special exhibition, 'Why Stay Silent?' which runs until 2nd October 2011.