Orders, Decorations and Medals (8 December 1994)

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Date of Auction: 8th December 1994

Sold for £4,300

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

The Trafalgar medal awarded to John Tart, H.M.S. Victory, a fine example of this classic medal for probably the most important and historic action in our Naval history

NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Trafalgar (John Tart) good very fine


John Tart was born in Malta and was entered on board H.M.S. Victory as an Ordinary Seaman on 1 March 1805, aged 20 years. The muster roll of H.M.S. Victory confirms that he was aboard ship at the battle of Trafalgar and he is confirmed on the medal roll as one of 118 recipients aboard H.M.S. Victory at Trafalgar.