Naval Long Service and Good Conduct, Victoria obverse, with narrow suspension and rare “years on edge” (engraved).
to – Thomas Griffiths, Cd. Btmn. HM Coast Guard 21 Yrs.
Engraved naming as c. 1875-76.
Not recorded on the Douglas Morris list of the dated medals which were known to him; approx. 40 of this type known.
Note with the medal states born Stonehouse, c. 1840 and in 1871 census was living as Coast Guard in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, with wife and family.
Had retired by 1881 and was living in Brading, IoW, where he ran the “Barleymow Inn”.
A very nice looking medal, about NEF.