Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (24 & 25 February 2016)

Date of Auction: 24th & 25th February 2016


Estimate: £1,500 - £1,800

Pair: Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets James Vaughan, Royal Navy

China 1842 (James Vaughan, Surgeon, H.M.S. Calliope) original straight bar suspension; Baltic 1854-55, unnamed as issued, good very fine (2) £1500-1800


Ex D.N.W. 17 September 2009.

235 China Medals 1842 to H.M.S.

James Vaughan served in China as Assistant Surgeon of
Algerine, and was wounded at the capture of Canton in 1841; and afterwards as Acting Surgeon of Calliope (Medal). He was Surgeon of Cressy during the operations in the Baltic Sea in 1854 and 1855 (Medal). Vaughan was promoted to Fleet Surgeon in March 1862, to Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets (Retired) in December 1871. With copied extract from the English Historical Review, Vol. CXXI, No. 491 ‘Surgeons of the Opium War: The Navy on the China Coast, 1840-42’.