NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL - NORTHUMBERLAND - WOUNDED IN THE ACTION AT THE AGE OF 16
SUPERB UNIQUE NAME ON THE ENTIRE NGS ROLL TO SAMUEL GOLDSMITH , WITH THE RARE CLASP NORTHUMBERLAND 22 MAY 1812 ,ONE OF ONLY APPROXIMATELY 60 CLAIMED FOR THIS ACTION.
SAMUEL GOLDSMITH ENLISTED IN 1807 AT THE AGE OF 12 & WAS STILL ON HMS NORTHUMBERLAND IN 1812 WHEN HE EARNED THIS MEDAL AND CLASP.
COMES WITH COPY PAPERS INCLUDING GREENWICH HOSPITAL LETTERS DISCUSSING ... read more
WATERLOO MEDAL - 2/73RD REGIMENT WOUNDED WATERLOO
WILLIAM DUNLOP IS CONFIRMED ON THE ROLL AS A CORPORAL IN THE 2ND BATTALION 73RD REGIMENT AT WATERLOO.
COMES WITH COPY SERVICE PAPERS STATING THIS AND ALSO THAT HE WAS WOUNDED IN THE RIGHT ANKLE ON THE FIELD OF WATERLOO read more
Naval General Service 1793-1840, with unofficial 'Capture of L'actif' Clasp
A name erased NGS , fitted with an official clasp ' Capture Of L'Actif Nov 4 1807'.
A piece likely commissioned by a disgruntled Officer after his claim for this action not accepted. Interestingly the date is incorrect on the clasp - we can find a record of L'Actif being captured by Captain D P Bouverie of HMS Medusa on 4 April 1808. read more
A SUPERB 22ND FOOT SCINDE 1843 TO AN OFFICER PROMOTED FROM THE RANKS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES FOR SERVICE ON GENERAL NAPIER’S STAFF AT THE BATTLE OF MEEANEE AND SEVERELY WOUNDED IN THE JAW BY A MATCHLOCK AT THE BATTLE OF HYDERABAD. HE FURTHER COMMANDED A C
SCINDE MEEANEE HYDERABAD 1843 ‘LIEUT J BRENNAN 22 ND REGT.’ Mentioned in Major General Napier’s despatch for the battle of Meeanee, 18 February 1843:
“During the action, Lieutenant Brennan was scarcely from my side a moment, except when conveying orders”
Captain Brenan’s statement of service is particularly detailed, giving the following regarding his service:
“Served in th... read more
Gwalior Star for Maharajpoor 1843 , to Charles Aeneas Burton Major 40th Bengal Native Infantry , Murdered at Kotah during the Mutiny.
Charles Aenas Burton , Major 40th Bengal Native Infantry and Resident at Kota/
Born February 1813 at Dinapore his father was Captain Charles William Burton of the 8th Bengal NI . He entered the HEIC as a cadet in the Bengal Infantry for the 1827 season arrived as an Ensign 1829 , and in1838 he was qualified as in interpreter and by 1840 appointed as Quartermaster to the 28th Beng... read more
NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL EGYPT
NGS WITH EGYPT CLASP NAMED TO GEO HALL.
2 MEN OF THIS NAME ON THE ROLL , THIS MEDAL AND THE OTHER WITH THE RARER 2 CLASPS COPENHAGEN AND VENERABLE .
ONE TIME BROACH MOUNTED WITH SOME RUBBING TO RIM AND MARKS BELOW CLAW TO THE REVERSE, HENCE PRICE.
A thread on the British Medal Forum exists explaining the history of this medal and the investigatory wo... read more
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Nassau 22 March 1808 (Geo. Shreeves.)
George Shreeves is confirmed on the rolls as an Able Seaman aboard H.M.S. Nassau for the destruction, in company with Stately, of the Danish 74-gun ship-of-the-line Prinds Christian Frederick off the coast of Jutland, Denmark, on 22 March 1808. Approximately 30 clasps issued to each ship.
George Shreeves is not to be confused with George Shreeve (without an ‘s’) who received the ... read more
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Egypt ( George Brooks.)
George Brooks served as a Midshipman aboard H.M.S. Florentina during the operations off the coast of Egypt, March to September 1801. One of five clasps issued to this ship for Egypt.
George Brooks entered the Navy on 14 November 1795, as First Class Volunteer on board the 28 gun Pegasus, under Captain Ross Donnelly, and was employed in the North Sea where, on 12 May 1796, after a... read more