An Extensive Collection of Medals for Long and Meritorious Service

Date of Auction: 25th June 2008

Sold for £2,600

Estimate: £700 - £800

Three: 1st Sergeant Instructor of Musketry Charles Monk, Royal Marine Artillery

China 1857-60, no clasp (C. Monk, R.M.A.) depot impressed naming, suspension refixed; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension (Chs. Monk, Sergt. 15th Co. R.M.A.) officially engraved naming, suspension refixed; Royal Marine Meritorious Service Medal, E.VII.R. (Charles Monk, 1st Sergt. Inst. of Musky. 15th Co. R.M.A. 20th March 1912) officially impressed, China with marks around the claw; first two with contact marks and edge bruising, good fine and better (3) £700-800


Only about 40 Edward VII Royal Marine Meritorious Service Medals were awarded, of which only about 13 are known extant. This medal was the latest dated of the known medals of Edward VII.