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Egypt Medal 1882-1889 (Dated 1882), 1 clasp, Suakin 1885, pawnbroker's mark to rim, initial and first two letters of surname officially corrected. 2nd Cook J. Wheelerbread, H.M.S. Seagull, Royal Navy - £265.00

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Details

ConditionLight star marks GVF
DocumentsYes
BoxedNo
Product ID1031188

Recipient

NameJ. Wheelerbread
Rank2nd Cook
UnitH.M.S. Seagull, Royal Navy

Attached Medals

Egypt Medal 1882-1889
Type(Dated 1882)
Notespawnbroker's mark to rim, initial and first two letters of surname officially corrected
Clasps
  • Suakin 1885

John Wheelerbread (alias Wheelbread), who was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire in September 1842, and originally entered the Royal Navy as a Stoker in August 1869, but was re-rated as a Cook in April 1878. He remained actively employed in the latter rate until being pensioned ashore from the Royal Adelaide in August 1889. In the interim, he witnessed active service off Egypt in the Seagull in 1882 (108 no clasp Medals to ship) and as a member of crew of the Condor in the Suakin operations of 1885 (122 clasps to the ship)