Orders, Decorations and Medals (12 May 2015)

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Date of Auction: 12th May 2015

Sold for £2,000

Estimate: £2,400 - £2,800

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, 4 Nov 1805 (James Cater.) nearly very fine £2400-2800


James Cater is confirmed on the roll as a Landsman aboard H.M.S. Hero at Sir Richard Strachan’s action on 4 November 1805.

James Cater is first traced in the muster rolls for Hero where he was initially carried as a Landsman, but one of a group of ‘Landsmen in lieu of Marines’. He had come from Zealand on 28 December 1803, having been borne in that ship as a Supernumerary after volunteering at Deptford or Woolwich for service in the Royal Navy. Cater left Hero in June 1807, and served subsequently aboard Dragon, Dannemark, Hibernia and Salvador, from which ship he was discharged from the service on 8 October 1814. He entered into Greenwich Hospital as an Out Pensioner on 6 August 1840, aged 56 years. Sold with copied research.