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)
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.