A fine multi campaign Victorian Royal Navy medal group consisting of a Naval General Service Medal with Syria clasp, Baltic Medal, Crimea Medal with Sebastopol Clasp, St Jean D’Acre Medal and Turkish Crimea Medal to John Hambrook.
John Hambrook’s first ship was H.M.S. Castor and he served on her until 1841. He then served on H.M.S. Pique (1841-1842), Flamer (1842-1842), Samarang (1842-1847), Sidou (1847-1849), Queen (1849-1852), Maeander (1852-1854) and Algiers (1854-1856).
Obituary in the Kentish Express – Saturday 14th October 1911.
CRIMEAN VETERAN’S DEATH. John Hambrook, an old Crimean veteran and a well-known familiar figure in Ramsgate has passed away at the grand old age of ninety-three and the funeral took place at the Ramsgate cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Hambrook, who was born at Great Mongeham near Deal, in 1818. spent the best years of his life at sea. Joining the Navy in 1817 served in the Crimes and received the Crimean medal as well as the Sebastopol clasp, Syria and Baltic medals.
medals – Naval General Service Medal with Syria clasp ( JOHN HAMBROOK ORD. H.M.S. CASTOR ), Baltic Medal (unnamed as issued), Crimea Medal with Sebastopol Clasp ( JOHN HAMBROOK ), St Jean D’Acre Medal (unnamed as issued) and Turkish Crimea Medal (unnamed as issued).
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