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Naval General Service Medal 1794-1848

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Naval General Service Medal 1794-1848, bar Camperdown, Alexander Farquhar. In condition on original long length of silk ribbon, minor edge knicks but still excellent condition A unique name on the…

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Naval General Service Medal 1794-1848, bar Camperdown, Alexander Farquhar.

 

In condition on original long length of silk ribbon, minor edge knicks but still excellent condition.

 

A unique name on the medal roll, only 300 men lived to claim the bar for Camperdown.

 

Alexander Farquhar served as an A.B. aboard HMS Bedford during the Battle of Camperdown on 11th October 1797.

 

The battle of Camperdown was the most significant action between Dutch and British Forces during the French Revolutionary Wars, the result was the complete victory over the Dutch, the British captured 11 Dutch ships without losing a single on of their own.
Casualties were significant on both sides, the British lost 203 men killed, 622 wounded, with the Dutch losing 540 men killed, 620 wounded.

 

During the battle, HMS Bedford was under the command of Captain Sir Thomas Byard a well regarded Captain who gained further praise following the battle.