A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL. “TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER.

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A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL.
“TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” 
To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER. A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL.
“TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” 
To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER. A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL.
“TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” 
To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER. A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL.
“TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” 
To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER. A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL.
“TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” 
To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER.







A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL
2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL.

“TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857”

To.
79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS.
H.M.S. ENCOUNTER.


[DESCRIPTION]
This amazing medal was clearly “privately impressed” at the instruction of the recipient John Carless who was indeed serving in the Royal Navy during the 2nd China War on H.M.S. Encounter. He also served on H.M.S. Formidable-(Roll Confirms)

The situation with Boy Sailors who served in combat actions at sea was that they were not actually issued with a medal.

Obviously, as John Carless was clearly present at both the actions on his clasps, he decided that he was entitled to have a medal ! (Which having truly served, he morally certainly was).

Only the R.N. regulations (and government meanness) prevented him getting a medal. So, he clearly obtained one of the normally unnamed China medals and had it very nicely & correctly impressed in the really good contemporary style of the mid-1860’s period.

A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL.
“TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” 
To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER. A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL.
“TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” 
To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER. A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL.
“TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” 
To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER.

79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER.


Worthy of much further research. We can sense a good story here.

A UNIQUE & GREATLY INTERESTING MEDAL.

£595

A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL.
“TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” 
To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER.

A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL. “TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER.
£595

A UNIQUE & UNUSUAL 2nd CHINA WAR MEDAL. “TAKU FORTS 1858” & “CANTON 1857” To. 79. By 1st. CLs. J. CARLESS. H.M.S. ENCOUNTER.