Orders, Decorations and Medals (19 & 20 March 2008)

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Date of Auction: 19th & 20th March 2008

Sold for £2,800

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Four: Colour Sergeant Daniel Burgess, Royal Marine Light Infantry

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (-. Burgess, R.M. H.M.S. Agamemnon) depot impressed naming, initial illegible through edge bruising; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., wide suspension (Dl. Burgess, Cr. Sergt. R.M. H.M.S. Cadmus 21 Yrs.); Royal Marine Meritorious Service Medal, V.R. (Daniel Burgess, Col.Sergt. 53rd Co. R.M.L.I.) officially impressed naming; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue, unnamed, all cleaned and lacquered, the first with contact marks, therefore good fine, otherwise generally very fine (4) £1200-1500

Footnote

Ex Douglas-Morris Collection, DNW February 1997.

Daniel Burgess was born in Harwich, Essex, circa 1827, and was aged 19 years 6 months when he enlisted for the Chatham Division on 3 February 1847. He served afloat for 14 years of his total servitude of 21 years aboard H.M. Ships Asia (1845-51), Agamemnon (1852-56), Russel (1858-1862), and Cadmus (1864-68). During this period he received promotion to Corporal in September 1856, Sergeant in April 1859 and ultimately to Colour Sergeant in September 1866. He was amongst the men selected to receive the L.S. & G.C. medal when H.M.S. Cadmus paid off in June 1868, and was pensioned to shore on 20 July 1868. His M.S.M. Annuity commenced on 15 June 1895.