Lot Archive


№ 280


16 October 1996

Hammer Price:

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, Alexandria 11th July (E. T. Bate, A.B. H.M.S. “Bittern”) dark toned, very fine

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

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Edmund Bate was born in St Germans, Cornwall, on 7 January 1863. He first entered as a Boy 2nd Class aboard H.M.S. IMPLACABLE on 16 May 1879, and joined HECTOR as a Boy 1st Class on 11 November 1880, where he was advanced to Ord in January 1881. Drafted to H.M.S. BITTERN on 8 November 1881, receiving advancement to A.B. in May 1882. He died on 10 July 1885 whilst taking passage back to England from BITTERN in the Mediterranean.