The Channer Family Medals

Date of Auction: 22nd July 2016

Sold for £400

Estimate: £500 - £600

Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Martinique (Major George Channer, St. Elizabeth’s Militia) renamed in unofficial impressed capitals; together with B.R.C.S. War Service Medal (Sister G. S. H. Channer. Commons Hospital) privately impressed naming, nearly very fine (2) £500-600


George Channer was born at Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, on 17 April 1779. As a Major in St. Elizabeth’s Jamaican Militia he fought against the French in the West Indies in 1809. He afterwards lived for a while at Black River, Jamaica, before returning to Buckinghamshire where he died at Amersham on 28 November 1830.