medal code J2312

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A SCARCE NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL TO AN OFFICER WHO SERVED ON HMS HERON DURING THE BOMBARDMENT OF ALGIERS. ONE OF THE SMALLEST SHIPS THAT FOUGHT ‘IN THE LINE’ WITH THE BATTLESHIPS. ALSO PRESENT DURING THE SYRIA CAMPAIGN AS A LIEUTENANT ON HMS RODNEY BUT NOT AWARDED THE CLASP TO HIS MEDAL

NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1793-1840, 1 CLASP, ALGIERS ‘J. H. LLOYD, VOLR. 1ST CLASS.’

Commander John Hughes Lloyd was born on 7th July, 1803, at Plymog, Gwerclas, near Corwen in the Upper Dee Valley, Merionethshire, the second son of Richard Hughes Lloyd, Esq., (1768 - 1823) Major of the Royal Merioneth Militia. The family is of illustrious Welsh extraction, and was is a collateral descendant of King Henry VII. John entered the Navy as Volunteer 1st Class in HMS Royal George on 13th June, 1815, at 12 years of age. He passed his examination on 22nd July 1822, and obtained his commission on 1st Sept. 1831. ……… SEE WRITEUP FOR MORE DETAILS.

Condition VF, minor edge bruising. Sold with a file of copied research, including record of service from ADM196 and an image of recipient in uniform. A good Officers medal that certainly needs more research to find out why he was not awarded the Syria clasp.

Code J2312        Price £2245