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

Date of Auction: 4th December 2008


Estimate: £120 - £150

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 1 clasp, Alexandria 11th July (J. Kelly, A.B., H.M.S. Penelope) replacement suspension post, contact marks, nearly very fine £120-150


John Kelly was born in Kensington, London in January 1858 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in April 1874. An Able Seaman by the time of his service in H.M.S. Penelope (June 1882 to January 1883), he was discharged ashore at Sydney ‘time expired’ in December 1885; sold with a file of research, including copied service record.