Lot Archive


№ 60


16 October 1996

Hammer Price:

Three: South Africa 1834-53 (S. Gowden, A.B.); India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Pegu (A.B. “Styx”); China 1857-60, 1 clasp, Canton 1857, unnamed as issued, some light contact marks but generally very fine and better (3)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The Douglas-Morris Collection of Naval Medals.

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Samuel Gowden was born in Devonport and joined STYX on 17 July 1851, aged 26 years, having joined the service as a Boy aboard H.M.S. DIDO in February 1842. For some misdemeanour he was sent to Prison in Hong Kong for a fortnight commencing on 15 October 1853. He served a five year Commission in ESK (1856-61), including the operations at Canton during the China campaign, and was pensioned as a Captain of the Mast with 23 years adult service on 12 January 1867.