Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (26 March 2009)

Date of Auction: 26th March 2009

Sold for £600

Estimate: £500 - £600

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Syria (G. P. Rickford, Purser) nearly extremely fine £500-600


George Pink Rickord (note misspelling on medal) served as Acting Purser of Dido during the operations on the coast of Syria. He became Paymaster on 31 December 1842, and Paymaster-in-Chief on 1 April 1870, which rank he still held in 1890.