Medals for Services at Sea from the Collection of the Late Oliver Stirling Lee

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Date of Auction: 2nd March 2005

Sold for £100

Estimate: £60 - £80

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Wilby Powell, Naval Brigade), somewhat crude but contemporary engraved naming in large capitals, severe edge bruising and contact marks, fine £60-80


Wilby Powell was born in Northamptonshire in April 1834 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 1st Class in October 1853. Joining H.M.S. Diamond a few days later, he went on to witness active service in the Crimea, being advanced to Able Seaman in February 1855. Powell was discharged in February 1857.