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

Date of Auction: 18th May 2011

Sold for £2,000

Estimate: £700 - £900

Baltic 1854-55 (G. Gasson, Rl. Sappers & Miners) officially impressed naming, good very fine and scarce £700-900


The only Baltic medals to the British Army were those issued to the Royal Engineers and Royal Sappers & Miners. Although no medal roll survives approximately 106 medals are thought to have been presented, all officially impressed.

Sapper George Casson was a brickmaker who, after participating in the operations in the Baltic, died of sickness in camp before Sebastopol on 26 November 1855.