A Collection of Naval General Service Medals 1793-1840

Date of Auction: 18th June 2020

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Capture of the Desirée (John Nash.) good very fine £800-£1,000


Provenance: Murray Collection, Sotheby May 1926; Glendining’s, September 1926; Christie’s, November 1988; Bosleys, July 2018, no rank given on medal on each occasion.

Approximately 62 clasps issued for this action.

The recipient of this name entitled to this clasp was a Midshipman and his medal should be so marked. Another man of this name is shown on the roll for Syria as a Private Royal Marines aboard H.M.S. Pique.