Orders, Decorations and Medals (21 September 2007)

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Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £6,000

Estimate: £4,500 - £5,500

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Trafalgar, Martinique (William Holloway) contained in an old fitted case, edge bruising, otherwise better than very fine £4500-5500


William Holloway is confirmed on the rolls as a Landsman aboard the Dreadnought at Trafalgar and as an Ordinary Seaman aboard the Captain at the capture of the island of Martinique.

Sold with a copy of a news cutting from The Kidderminster Shuttle which carries an article celebrating the 80th birthday of his son, Alderman George Holloway, J.P., ‘The Grand Old Man of Kidderminster’, who said of his parents: ‘Before coming to Kidderminster they lived for a while at Worcester. As a young man my father served in the King’s Navy, and, as you know, took part in several important naval engagements, receiving a medal for Trafalgar. It was in the year 1816 he came to Kidderminster, and here all the family were born.’