Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Martinique, St. Sebastian (William Jones, Midshipman.), nearly extremely fine
One of 2 Medals with this combination of clasps.
William Jones entered the Royal Navy in June 1805 as a Volunteer aboard Captain,in which he served for almost five years. During this period, she would assist in the capture of Le President, September 1806, was present at the reduction of Copenhagen and Madeira and in 1807 acted as an escort for the expedition which would attack Buenos Aires. Captain was present during the invasion of Martinique in February 1809, with Jones serving as a Volunteer 1st Class.
Removed to Dictator in December 1809 for service on the Baltic and Leith Stations, Jones was promoted Lieutenant in February 1815, having also served off France at the Siege of St. Sebastian, the Western Islands and in North America. Later a member of the Coast Guard, Jones was placed on Half-Pay in November 1824.
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