27 July 2000
Pair: Sergeant J. Murphy, Royal Marines, Naval General Service 1793-1840, one clasp, Basque Roads (James Murphy); Naval Long Service and Good Conduct, 'Anchor type' (Jas. Murphy, Sergeant, Portsmouth Division, Royal Marines, 34 Years), this last fitted with contemporary hinged-bar suspension, the first with refixed suspension and onetime brooch-mounted, otherwise about very fine or better (2)
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Sergeant James Murphy served aboard the Valiant in the action in the Basque Roads in April 1809 and was awarded his Naval L.S. and G.C. Medal on 4.12.1837 (ADM 56/11/149 refers).
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