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

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Date of Auction: 19th & 20th March 2008

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Four: Sergeant William Slater, Royal Marine Artillery

Baltic 1854-55 (W. Slater R.M.A. H.M.S. Cruizer) contemporary engraved naming; China 1857-60, no clasp (W. Slater R.M.A. H.M.S. Encounter) depot impressed naming; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., wide suspension (Wm. Slater, Sergt. 16th Co. R.M.A. 21 Yrs.); Royal Marine Meritorious Service Medal, E.VII.R. (Wm. Slater, Sergeant 16th Co. R.M.A. 9 May 1908) officially impressed naming, the first two with contact marks, very fine, otherwise extremely fine (4) £1000-1200

Footnote

L.S. & G.C. medal awarded February 1872 without Gratuity.

Only about 40 Edward VII Royal Marine Meritorious Service Medals were awarded, of which 13 are known extant. Sold with copies of relevant pages of Medal Roll for the Second China Wars for H.M.S. Encounter and Baltic for H.M.S. Cruizer.