ASHANTEE 1873-4, CLASP, COOMASSIE ‘R. H. ROBINSON. A.B. H.M.S. ACTIVE 73-74’, EGYPT AND SUDAN 1882-89, DATED REVERSE, CLASP, ALEXANDRIA 11TH JULY ‘R. H. ROBINSON, QR. MR. H.M.S. [TEM]ERAIRE’, KHEDIVE’S STAR 1882, UNNAMED AS ISSUED
Richard Henry Robinson was born in Marylebone, London on 3 May 1848 and was engaged for Naval service on 3 May 1866. He was serving in H.M.S. Active as an Able Seaman during the Ashantee War, having been borne on that ship’s books from 3 October 1871, remaining until 25 March 1874. Having served in H.M.S. Temeraire during the Egyptian operations, he was shore pensioned on 9 May 1886.
118 Ashantee Medals with clasp to British personnel of H.M.S. Active, which had the largest contingent in the Naval Brigade. A combined total of just 260 members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Marine Artillery served with the Naval Brigade and received the Coomassie clasp.
Condition generally VF/GVF, some contact marks from Star, naming excellent bar around first three letters of ship on Egypt. A scarce Naval Brigade group.