Lot Archive


№ 554


6 July 2004

Hammer Price:

Three: Petty Officer John Berry, Royal Navy

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Syria (John Berry); New Zealand 1845-66, reverse dated 1860 to 1861 (J. Berry, Captn. F. Castle, H.M.S. Cordelia); St. Jean d’Acre 1840, bronze, unnamed as issued, very fine and better (3) £800-1000

John Berry served as an Ordinary Seaman aboard the Thunderer at Syria, and as Captain of the Forecastle (Petty Officer 1st Class) aboard the Cordelia during operations in New Zealand in 1860-61. Approximately 29 medals issued to this ship for New Zealand, although a number of these had the undated reverse.