Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (21 July 2021)

Date of Auction: 21st July 2021

Sold for £160

Estimate: £100 - £140

Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension, impressed naming (Saml Burke, Car’s Mte. H.M.S. Asia.) slight surface ‘bubbling’ as if subjected to heat, very fine £100-£140


Samuel Burke was born in Youghal, Co. Cork, on 17 February 1852, and entered naval service as Carpenter’s Crew on 21 April 1876. Promoted Carpenter’s Mate on 2 July 1879, he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 15 February 1888, and was shore pensioned on 30 April 1896.