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Naval General Service Medal

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Naval General Service 1793-1840, clasp Syria

Obverse, Portait of Queen Victoria, facing left, Clasp of Syria above, edge inscribed Charles Cossens.
Reverse, Britannia with her trident seated in a sea horse.

Naval General Service 1793-1840, clasp Syria, awarded to Charles Cossens

Naval General Service 1793-1840, clasp Syria, awarded to Charles Cossens

The Naval General Service Medal was a campaign medal approved in 1847, and issued to officers and men of the Royal Navy in 1849. The final date for submitting claims was 1 May 1851.

The NGSM was awarded retrospectively for various naval actions during the period 1793–1840, a period that included the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars and the Anglo-American War of 1812. Each battle or campaign covered by the medal was represented by a clasp on the ribbon, this medal represents Syria. The medal was never issued without a clasp.

This medal and its army counterpart, the Military General Service Medal, were amongst the first real British campaign medals, issued to all ranks for serving in combat actions.

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Naval General Service 1793-1840, clasp Syria, awarded to Charles Cossens

Obverse, Portait of Queen Victoria, facing left, Clasp of Syria above, edge inscribed Charles Cossens.
Reverse, Britannia with her trident seated in a sea horse.

Naval General Service 1793-1840, clasp Syria, awarded to Charles Cossens

Naval General Service 1793-1840, clasp Syria, awarded to Charles Cossens

Naval General Service 1793-1840, clasp Syria, awarded to Charles Cossens

The Naval General Service Medal, was a campaign medal approved in 1847, issued to officers and men of the Royal Navy in 1849. The final date for submitting claims for the medal was 1 May 1851.

The NGSM was awarded retrospectively for various naval actions during the period 1793–1840. A period that included the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars and the Anglo-American War of 1812. Each battle or campaign, covered by the medal was represented by a clasp on the ribbon, this medal represents Syria. The medal was never issued without a clasp.

This medal and its army counterpart, the Military General Service Medal, were amongst the first real British campaign medals, issued to all ranks for serving in combat actions.

Alternatively, take a look at https://www.acsearch.info whereby auction results can be viewed, please note that these results are normally shown before Buyers Premium and VAT

Please note that GMCoins is not responsible for the content on any associated website.