Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension, impressed naming (Hy. Oliver, Cr’s Mte. H.M.S. Temeraire) light pitting, very fine £100-£140
Henry Oliver was born in Blackwall, Middlesex, on 7 September 1859 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Second Class on 10 September 1875. He served in H.M.S. Orion in 1882, receiving the Egypt and Sudan Medal and Khedive’s Star, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 23 February 1888. Shore pensioned on 17 September 1897, he re-entered naval service in 1914 in his old rank of Chief Petty Officer, serving until May 1916.