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 £920

Estimate: £600 - £800

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 2 clasps, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow (Alfd. Green, A.B., Shannon) about very fine and scarce £600-800

Footnote

Approximately 170 men from H.M.S. Shannon qualified for both the “Relief of Lucknow” and “Lucknow” clasps.

Alfred Green was born at Siddlesham, Sussex in September 1833 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in November 1849. Interestingly, in light of his verified services in the Naval Brigade drawn from H.M.S. Shannon, he had passed a “1st Class in Gunnery” course for Gunner’s Mate at H.M.S. Excellent in October 1856, so we may be sure that he was kept busy with the six 68-pounders and eight 24-pounders taken ashore by Captain Peel’s men. Green was invalided in June 1858.