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A GOOD ROYAL NAVY OFFICER ‘PERAK’ INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1854-95. SERVED ABOARD THE COMPOSITE GUN VESSEL H.M.S. THISTLE, WHO TOOK PAET IN THE BOATS OF THE NAVAL BRIGADE AT THE ATTACK ON AND CAPTURE OF PASSIR SALA. ONE OF THE FIRST ACTIONS OF THE WAR

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Perak ‘Lieut. A. H. O. P. Lowe, R.N. H.M.S. “Thistle”.

On news of the murderous outrage against the British Resident, Mr J. W. W. Birch, reaching Singapore, H.M. gun-boats Thistle and Fly were despatched to Perak. Commander Francis Stirling (Thistle) proceeded to arm six native boats using every available man from his ship and those serving aboard Fly, in all making a Naval Brigade of eighty five men. The 2nd of these boats, armed with a 12 pounder howitzer, was placed under the command of Lieutenant A.H.O.P. Lowe with eight men. This force took part in the attack and capture of Passir Sala, and Lowe afterwards took part in the operations against Malays in the Sungsi U’jong and Sri Menanti territory, 1875-76.

Ex Douglas-Morris Collection. 75 clasps to this ship and one of just 4 Commission Officers to ship, all of whom took part in the attack on Passir Sala.

Code J1516        Price £875