Lot Archive


№ 148


16 October 1996

Hammer Price:

China 1857-60, 2 clasps, Canton 1857, Fatshan 1857 (Lieut. R. J. Stotherd, H.M.S. Tribune) naming officially impressed in a later style, good very fine

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

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Robert Stotherd was born on 25 July 1834 and entered the serviceas a Naval Cadet aboard H.M.S. WELLESLEY in February 1848. He was passed as a Midshipman in June 1851 and joined H.M.S. EXPRESS the following month. He passed for Lieutenant R.N. in February 1854 and received automatic promotion to commissioned status as a Mate, serving next aboard INDEFATIGABLE. During the Second China War he was present aboard TRIBUNE and was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 1 August 1857) as being in command of TRIBUNE’s cutter on 27 May 1857 at the destruction of Chinese war-boats at Toung Konan. He was aboard RACEHORSE at the capture of Canton in December 1857. He subsequently served aboard H.M. Ships CORNWALLIS (1858-59), EDGAR (1859-62), Lieutenant Commanding HARDY (May to October 1864), CONQUEROR (1864-66) and ASIA (1866-69). He retired as a Commander in October 1873, was granted a Greenwich Hospital Pension of £50 per annum in 1877, and died on 18 January 1898.