Long Service Medals from the Collection formed by John Tamplin

Date of Auction: 4th December 2008

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £900 - £1,000

Pair: Sergeant Samuel Nosworthy, Royal Marines Light Infantry

Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., wide suspension (Sl. Norsworthy, Sergt., 75th Co. R.M.L.I. 21 Yrs.) engraved naming; Royal Marines Meritorious Service Medal, E.VII.R. (Samuel Nosworthy, Sergt., 75th Company R.M.L.I.) impressed naming, mounted for wear, note varied spelling of surname, first with slight contact marks, very fine and better (2) £900-1000


Samuel Nosworthy was born in about 1832. He served for many years in the Royal Marines and was present in the Crimea campaign. As a Sergeant in the 75th Company R.M.L.I. he was awarded the Royal Naval L.S. & G.C. in March 1872. In the reign of Edward VII, Nosworthy was awarded the Royal Marines Meritorious Service Medal and an Annuity of £10, the annuity starting from April 1907. He died at 4 Regent Cottages, Stonehouse, Devon, on 22 October 1913, aged 81 years. Sold with copied research, including extracts from The Times and The Globe and Laurel which list his awards.