Naval General Service, 1848, clasp “Syria”
to – Williams Balls.
Unique name on roll; served as A.B. on HMS Asia.
HMS Asia was an 84-gun second-rate, launched on 19 January 1824 in Bombay. She was flagship at the battle of Navarino in 1827 and served in the Syria campaign against Mehemet Ali, in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1840-41.
In 1858 she was converted to serve as a guardship and for several years was flagship of the Admiral-Superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard.
In 1908 she was sold out of the navy and broken up.
Medal with a few light contact marks and a few almost invisible edge nibbles. GVF.