Lot Archive


№ 314


16 October 1996

Hammer Price:

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 3 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, Suakin 1885 (T. Wright, A.B. H.M.S. “Carysfort”) some pitting, therefore nearly very fine and scarce

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

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28 seamen and marines from CARYSFORT formed part of the Naval Brigade at the battle of Tel-El-Kebir. Thomas Wright was born in Limehouse, Middlesex, on 7 November 1860. He first entered as a Boy 2nd Class aboard H.M.S. FISGARD on 29 February 1876, and subsequently served aboard H.M. Ships BOSCAWEN (1876-77) where advanced to Boy 1st Class in March 1877, WARRIOR (1877-78), joining CARYSFORT as an Ord in November 1878, where advanced to A.B. in February 1881, and to Leading Seaman in March 1885 and paid off on 17 June 1886. He joined H.M.S. TEMERAIRE as a P.O. 2nd Class (2nd Captain Forecastle) in November 1887 until October 1888. Was then drafted to CANADA as a P.O. 1st Class (1889-92), and CALEDONIA (1894-96), but was invalided from the service with epilepsy on 10 April 1896 before reaching pensionable time.