The Donald G. Mellen Collection

Date of Auction: 25th March 2015

Sold for £300

Estimate: £200 - £250

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Perak (J. Elston, A.B. H.M.S. “Fly”) good very fine £200-250


John Elston was born in Newton St. Ayres, Devon on 29 June 1852. He volunteered for the Royal Navy as a Boy on 28 February 1867. Served on H.M.S. Fly, June 1874-January 1878, being advanced to Able Seaman in January 1876. Discharged ashore in July 1880. With copied service papers and roll extracts.