A Collection of Naval General Service Medals 1793-1840

Date of Auction: 18th June 2020

Sold for £2,400

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,600

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, 1 Nov Boat Service 1809 (John Butt.) toned, extremely fine £2,000-£2,600


Provenance: Hyman Collection 1915; Glendining’s, May 1937; Spink, February 1976.

Approximately 110 clasps issued for this action.

John Butt is confirmed on the roll as an Ordinary Seaman aboard the Volontaire for the boat service action in the Bay of Rosas on 1 November 1809, when a French convoy of five warships and various merchant vessels was captured or destroyed. One other man of this name is shown on the roll as a Landsman aboard the Prince at Trafalgar.