Orders, Decorations and Medals (25 February 1998)

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Date of Auction: 25th February 1998

Sold for £900

Estimate: £500 - £600

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Copenhagen 1801 (John Mortimer) two minor edge nicks, otherwise toned, nearly extremely fine £500-600


555 clasps issued. John Mortimer is confirmed as a Private Royal Marines aboard Russell. A man with this name is shown on the roll as a ‘Passenger’ for the clasp ‘Venerable 16 Jany 1814’ (42 issued), and another with the clasps ‘Algiers’ and ‘Navarino’ which was sold together with his China 1842 and Naval L.S. & G.C. by Sotheby in 1912.