Lot Archive


№ 68


1 December 2004

Hammer Price:

Pair: Plumber W. T. Roope, Royal Navy

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89
, undated reverse, no clasp (Plumber’s Crew), second initial ‘T.’ overstamped on an ‘S.’; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension (Plumber, H.M.S. Vivid), impressed naming, contact marks and edge bruising, otherwise generally good fine (2) £140-160

William Thomas Roope was born at Torquay, Devon in June 1860 and entered the Royal Navy as Plumbers Crew in July 1879. His subsequent spate of active service off Egypt is not confirmed by the appropriate rolls for H.M.S. Dryad, aboard which ship he served from 1879-84, so he must have been attached to another vessel. Awarded his L.S. & G.C. Medal in February 1893, he was pensioned ashore in July 1899.