An Extensive Collection of Medals for Long and Meritorious Service

Date of Auction: 25th June 2008

Sold for £880

Estimate: £500 - £600

Royal Marine Meritorious Service Medal, E.VII.R. (William Giles, Colr. Sergt., R.M.L.I. 1st February 1906) officially impressed naming, contact marks, nearly very fine £500-600


Only about 40 Edward VII Royal Marine Meritorious Service Medals were awarded.

Private William Giles, 82nd Company Royal Marines received a slight contused wound from round shot at the destruction of the Taku Forts, 21 August 1860 (ref. London Gazette 6 November 1860).