Baltic Medal 1854-55, Able Seaman, HMS Nile
Baltic Medal 1854-55
Edmund Prout HMS Nile
Contemporary engraved naming in neat running script, the style found on the India General Service Medal (1854).
Medal verified correct on the Baltic Medal roll for HMS Nile TNA ADM 171/21 page 188, Edmund Prout, Able Seaman, Medal sent to Coast Guard Station, Hastings, Sussex 6th April 1857. Original (oversized) Medal ribbon, new correct size will also be supplied on purchase.
First time on the market.
GVF £200 Available
Baltic Medal 1854-55, Bandsman, Royal Navy, HMS Boscawen
Baltic Medal 1854-55
J Marsh Bandsn HMS Boscawen
Impressed naming in the style found on the East and West Africa Medals.
John Marsh served as Bandsman aboard HMS Boscawen, his entitlement to the Baltic Medal confirmed on the Admiralty Medal roll TNA ADM171/21 page 77. The roll records a duplicate Medal was issued 9th May 1890, his original would have been issued unnamed.
The Ship’s Muster Book for HMS Boscawen TNA ADM37/2666 records John Marsh born in Deal, Kent, a 24 year old Musician volunteered for service aboard Boscawen joining at Portsmouth 26th February 1854 and was Paid Off 30th April 1857 with no further Royal Naval service found.
NEF £295 SOLD
Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-89 reverse dated 1882 no clasp, Stoker, Royal Navy from Valetta, Malta
Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-89 reverse dated 1882 no clasp
F Spitari Stkr HMS Decoy
With details here extracted from service record and Medal rolls.
Francis Spitari was born in Valetta, Malta in September 1846, he entered the Royal Navy as Stoker 2nd Class in September 1864. He joined HMS Decoy 21st January 1881 and appears on the Medal roll as awarded the clasp Alexandria 11th July TNA ADM171/41 page 94 and clasp Suakin 1884 TNA ADM171/42 page 27 both aboard HMS Decoy. Joining HMS Hibernia his last ship on 22nd January 1885, he was discharged to pension 19th February 1885. Record does not record the award of a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, served 20 years all as a Stoker.
Suspender claw at some time re-tightened the Medal in very good condition with hardly any pitting.
GVF & better £185 Available
South Africa (Zulu) Medal no clasp, Able Seaman, HMS Boadicea
South Africa (Zulu) Medal no clasp
J Mitchell AB HMS Boadicea
With copy service records.
James Mitchell was born in Edinburgh 1st August 1855, he entered the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class aboard HMS Northumberland 10th January 1871, rated Ordinary Seaman 2nd Class aboard this ship 1st August 1873. He subsequently joined HMS Triumph 25th November 1873 rated Ordinary Seaman 1st February 1874, HMS Royal Adelaide 1st August 1875, HMS Sealark 21st October 1875, HMS Sultan 5th December 1875, HMS Duke of Wellington 1st March 1876, HMS Royal Adelaide 3rd March 1876, rated Able Seaman 14th March 1876, HMS Orwell 24th March 1876, HMS Royal Adelaide 19th April 1878, HMS Encounter 13th February 1879, HMS Boadicea 16th April 1879, HMS Flora 17th December 1879, HMS Boadicea 19th December 1881, HMS Thalia 11th April 1882 and HMS Lord Warden 3rd June 1882 from where he was discharged shore, time expired 8th August 1883.
249 no clasp medals to the ship.
Toned, original ribbon.
NEF £750 Available
Crimea Medal 1854-56 clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol, Private, Grenadier Guards died at Scutari 20th January 1855
Crimea Medal 1854-56 clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol
W Pratt Grenadier Gds
With copy Medal roll entries and copy attestation form.
Officially impressed naming.
William Pratt was born in All Saints, Derby a 17 year 6 month old Brass Moulder, he enlisted at Derby 27th January 1848 (Regimental number 5382). Serving with the 3rd Battalion in the Crimea, he died at Scutari of sickness 20th January 1855. There is a second William Pratt on the 3rd Battalion Medal roll (Regimental number 6254) who does not appear on the roll for the Sebastopol clasp.
A couple of minor edge knocks clear of the naming therefore
GVF £895 Available
South Africa (Zulu) Medal no clasp, Able Seaman, HMS Shah
South Africa (Zulu) Medal no clasp
W Price AB HMS Shah
With copy service records (ADM 139 and ADM 188 series).
William Charles Price was born in Newingham, Surrey 9th August 1843 and entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Doris 28th November 1859 as Boy 2nd Class, rated Ordinary Seaman aboard this ship 9th December 1862. An habitual offender, he subsequently joined HMS Cornwallis 28th December 1862, HMS Dauntless 1st April 1864 (sentenced to 14 days in Berwick prison), rated Able Seaman 1st November 1865 (sentenced to 28 days in Hull prison), HMS Endymion 21st August 1866 (sentenced to 14 days in the Naval Prison, Malta), HMS Monarch 22nd March 1869 (sentenced to 21 days in Lewes Prison), advanced to Leading Seaman 15th August 1871, he was discharged time expired 1st November 1871.
Re-enlisting 1st January 1873, he joined HMS Bellerophon as Able Seaman and subsequently joined HMS Triumph. Advanced to Leading Seaman 27th December 1873, he joined HMS Royal Adelaide 5th November 1874 and reverted to Able Seaman 10th November 1874, HMS Triumph 11th March 1875, HMS Royal Adelaide 1st August 1875, advanced to Leading Seaman 2nd September 1875 he joined HMS Euphrates 15th September 1875 and reverted to Able Seaman 1st October 1875. Advanced to Leading Seaman 6th April 1876, he joined Duke of Wellington 22nd April 1876 and HMS Shah 14th August 1876 and reverted to Able Seaman 1st October 1877. Joining HMS Royal Adelaide 1st November 1879, HMS Hercules 12th March 1881, HMS Warrior 1st May 1881 and reverted to Able Seaman 17th August 1881. Advanced to Leading Seaman 24th June 1882, he joined HMS Shannon 1st June 1883 and was discharged shore to pension 22nd September 1883. His reversions from Leading Seaman to Able Seaman appear to be at his own request as his character is assessed as “Very Good” during the period 1873 to 1883.
This his only Medal entitlement.
Previously sold, purchase not completed.
GVF & better £750 Available
India General Service Medal (1854) clasp Chin Lushai 1889-90, Private, 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment.
India General Service Medal (1854) clasp Chin Lushai 1889-90
2380 Pte W Parton1st Bn Chesh R
With copy service papers and Medal roll entry.
William Parton was born in Birmingham, an 18 year 10 month old Silver Plater, he attested for the Cheshire Regiment at Chester 3rd September 1886 recording his next of kin as his father George Parton (also a Silver Plater), 8 Stanhope Street, Birmingham. He joined the 1st Battalion from the Depot 18th October 1887. Appointed Lance Corporal 7th October 1889, he reverted to Private at his own request 7th July 1891. He served in Burma and India 18th October 1887 to 13th May 1894. Tanking part in the Chin Lushai Expedition in 1889 and 1890 (Northern Burma Column), he transferred to the Army Reserve 18th May 1894 and was discharged from the Reserve 28th August 1898.
NEF £295 Available
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasp Belmont, Private, Grenadier Guards, wounded in action at Belmont 23rd November 1899 and evacuated to England the following month.
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasp Belmont
3102 Pte A Royle Gren Gds
With copy casualty roll and Medal roll entry TNA WO100/163 page 211 confirms single clasp, served with 3rd Battalion in South Africa and wounded in action at Belmont 23rd November 1900. Evacuated to England 15th December 1899.
The 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards left Gibraltar for South Africa in the Goorkha 25th October 1899 and arrived at Cape Town 15th November, forming the 1st Guards Brigade with 1st and 2nd Battalions Coldstream Guards and 1st Battalion Scots Guards. Forming part of Lord Methuen’s Force the advance against Boer positions commenced on 21st November. The following day Lord Methuen reconnoitred a very strong position held by a Boer force of 2,000 to 2,500 men near Belmont. The advance commenced at 0300 on 23rd November, the 3rd Grenadier Guards lost direction and became committed to a frontal assault on a hill, the behaviour of the Battalion in the seizure of the hill gained the praise of everyone who saw them. The successful assault cost the 3rd Battalion 2 officers and 23 men killed and 7 officers and 97 men wounded, practically one half of the attacking force. By 0500 the position had been gained and consolidated and by 0600 the Boers had been driven from their last defensive ridges.
Toned with ghost dates reverse, original ribbon.
GVF and better £450 Available