Lot Archive


№ 207


12 February 1997

Hammer Price:

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 4 clasps, Suakin 1884, El-Teb-Tamaai, Suakin 1885, Tofrek (F. Jago, A.B. H.M.S. “Euryalus”) edge bruise and light contact marks, otherwise very fine and a unique combination

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

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One of only 21 Egypt medals issued to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines with four clasps and unique with this combination.

Frederick Jago was born in Saint Osyth, Essex, on 28 December 1859. He entered the service as a Boy 2nd Class aboard H.M.S. IMPREGNABLE on 1 January 1875, where he was advanced to Boy 1st Class a year later. He subsequently served aboard H.M. Ships BELLEROPHON (1876-80) where he was made an Ord in January 1878 and an A.B. during April 1878, EURYALUS (12 January 1882 to 28 March 1884) earning a dated Egypt medal with clasps for ‘Suakin 1884’ and ‘El-Teb-Taama’. Further service aboard SPHINX (29 March 1884 to 1 April 1886) earned him the additional clasps ‘Suakin 1885’ and ‘Tofrek’. He continued to serve aboard BOADICEA (1888-91) where he received advancement to Leading Seaman during January 1889, and to Petty Officer 2nd Class in September 1889. He joined H.M. Coast Guard service as a Boatman on 25 November 1891 from which he resigned when made a pensioner on 30 September 1899, becoming an A.B. (Pensioner) the following day in PEMBROKE, until finally discharged ashore on 10 April 1904. Having lost one Good Conduct Badge on three occasions, and been placed in cells on three occasions he was ineligible for the L.S. & G.C. medal. He joined the Royal Fleet Reserve on 14 May 1901, from which he was discharged on 9 July 1904. He was recalled for war service on 31 July 1914, joined WILDFIRE as an Able Seaman, and served until until 5 January 1915 when he was discharged to shore, his services no longer required, having reached 55 years of age.