Medals from the Collection of the late Eric Smith

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Date of Auction: 23rd November 2009

Sold for £360

Estimate: £220 - £260

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 1 clasp, Gemaizah 1888 (R. Henson, A.B., H.M.S. Achilles), edge bruising and contact marks, nearly very fine £220-260


The Bluejackets present at Gemaizah in December 1888 were largely drawn from H.M. Ships Starling and Racer, so it is presumed Henson was attached to one of these detachments.