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Crimea Azoff/Sebastopol and China Pekin/Taku Forts with Turkish Crimea to RM

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Crimean War medal, clasps “Azoff” and “Sebastopol”; China 1856-60 with clasps “Canton 1857” and “Pekin 1860”, with Turkish Crimea (on China suspension) Sardinian reverse.

Crimea contemporarily engraved to “Willm. Gawood R.M.” Others unnamed.

Also occurs as Garwood.

With some research info –

Attested 16th June 1854 and discharged at Chatham in June 1866.

9th Coy., Chatham R.M.

Served on HMS “Cracker” in the Sea of Azoff; 36 Azoff medals to ship,. only 3 to Marines.

On “Royal Albert” for Sebastopol.

Crimea clasps correct on rolls ADM 171-28 and 171-25.

China medal and clasps correct on roll ADM. 171-30 – RM Battn. and HMS Imperieuse.

Crimea medal with contact marking, Fine; China GVF+; Turkish Crimea slightly polished.