A Collection of Medals to Offices and Ratings of H.M.S. Penelope

Date of Auction: 4th December 2008

Sold for £150

Estimate: £130 - £150

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 1 clasp, Alexandria 11th July (S. Bristow, A.B., H.M.S. Penelope) good very fine £130-150


Samuel Bristow was born in Belfast in January 1858 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in July 1873. An Able Seaman by the time of his service in H.M.S. Penelope (January to November 1882), he was sentenced to 28 days in Lewes gaol on his return to the U.K., and again fell foul of the civil authorities in November 1883, this time being jailed for a month - he was duly dismissed the service; sold with a file of research, including copied service record.