The Collection of Medals Formed by Bill and Angela Strong (18 May 2011)

Date of Auction: 18th May 2011

Sold for £2,100

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,000

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Basque Roads 1809 (Philip Barker) good very fine £1800-2000


Ex Glendining, April 1949, and Sotheby, November 1979.

Philip Barker served as an Ordinary Seaman aboard the Theseus at Basque Roads. He had joined Theseus on 10 June 1806 as a Landsman, was promoted to Ordinary Seaman on 21 March 1809, and continued in that ship until 21 December 1813, when he removed to the Raisonnable, in which ship he remained until 1 June 1814.