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№ 135


16 October 1996

Hammer Price:

Three: Baltic 1854-55 (William Larman (Seaman) H.M.S. Archer) contemporary engraved naming; China 1857-60, 1 clasp, Taku Forts 1860 (Seaman H.M.S. Chesapeake) contemporary engraved naming as before; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension (Chf. Btmn. H.M. Coast Gd.) engraved naming, the first two with light contact marks, otherwise very fine or better (3)

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

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William Larman was born in Enfield, Middlesex, on 17 May 1837, and joined the service as a Boy 1st Class aboard H.M.S. ARCHER in January 1856. He was drafted aboard the CHESAPEAKE in June 1857, and after serving as a Petty Officer 1st and 2nd Class aboard H.M.S. TRIBUNE (1862-66), joined the Coast Guard Service. He was awarded his L.S. & G.C. medal in December 1876, receiving promotion to Chief Officer, Coast Guard, two years later, and was pensioned in May 1892, having served 37 years in uniform.