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№ 213


16 October 1996

Hammer Price:

Three: Canada General Service 1866-70, 1 clasp, Fenian Raid 1866 (Shipwright J. Bonney, H.M.S. Rescue); Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 (J. Bonney, Car. Mte. Skd., H.M.S. Carysfort); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension (J. Bonney, Carps. Mate, H.M.S. Sapphire) impressed naming, nearly extremely fine, the first unique (3)

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

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Born Devonport on 28 October 1845. Entered the service as Carpenter's Crew aboard H.M.S. CONSTANCE on 16 July 1865 for her 3 year Commission; loaned to the Steam Tug RESCUE in 1866, advanced to Shipwright in July 1867. Joined H.M.S. INDUS as Carpenter's Mate in May 1878, advanced to Skilled Carpenter's Mate on 5 April 1884 when joining H.M.S. CARYSFORT, serving aboard her until November 1885. Pensioned to shore from INDUS on 11 August 1885, re-entered in October 1885 but invalided in February 1886.