27 July 2000,
Price realised GBP 1,035
GBP 600 - GBP 800
NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE 1793-1840, one clasp, Blanche 19 July 1806 (David Dyer), refixed suspension, onetime brooch-mounted with consequent faint naming, otherwise good fine
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The published Naval General Service Medal rolls confirm David Dyer as a Boy 3rd Class aboard the Blanche for the action of 19.7.1806, one of just 22 recipients of this clasp recorded on the Admiralty roll.
For the capture of the French Frigate Guerrière, off the Faroe Islands on 19.7.1806, the enemy sustaining casualties of 20 killed and 30 wounded. Captain Lavie of the Blanche was knighted.
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