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116553 LEADING STOKER HENRY AUSTEN, ROYAL NAVY :

Egypt Campaign Medal 1882-89, dated reverse, bar, 'Alexandria 11th.July'; correctly engraved naming (H.Austen, Stkr., HMS. 'Penelope'); India General Service Medal 1854, bar, 'Burma 1885-7', correctly impressed naming (H.Austen, Ldg.Stoker, HMS. 'Turquoise'); Khedive's Bronze Star, dated '1882', unnamed as issued : (HENRY AUSTEN - Born 6 May 1860 at Lee, Kent, joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd.Class at HMS.'Pembroke' on 18 July 1881 : Advanced to Stoker from 1 March 1882 and joined the crew of HMS. 'Penelope' on 19 May 1882 : Served in the Egypt Campaign later that year and was present at the bombardment of Alexandria on 11 July 1882 : Returned to 'Pembroke' from 5 March 1884 and joined HMS. 'Turquoise' on 20 May 1884 : Advanced to Leading Stoker from 10 October 1885 : Remained in 'Turquoise' until 2 November 1887 including serving in the ship during the Burma Campaign of 1885-87 : Returned to 'Pembroke' on 3 November 1887 and joined HMS. 'Champion' on 4 December 1888 and finally HMS. 'Espiegle' from 9 April 1891 from which he was Shore Pensioned on 7 October of that year.) : Sold with verification and copy Service Record : Some 352 medals to 'Penelope' for Alexandria with just 139 medals to 'Turquoise' for Burma from the 625 medals in total awarded to ships of the Royal Navy : Group last sold by DNW. London on 1 December 2004, Lot 60 from the collection of the Late Oliver Stirling Lee, when it achieved a Hammer price of £900. Some contact marks but generally VF - £795