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 £170

Estimate: £120 - £140

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (T. Morley, Torp. Artifr., H.M.S. Bacchante) edge bruising, very fine £120-140


Thomas (William) Morley was born at St. John’s, Lewes, Sussex in May 1851 and entered the Royal Navy as a Blacksmith in October 1875. He subsequently witnessed active service aboard H.M.S. Bacchante in the Burma operations of 1885-86 and was awarded the L.S. & G.C. Medal in January of the latter year. Morley was finally pensioned ashore as a Chief Armourer (Pensioner) in April 1905.