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)
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.