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China War Medal 1842

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China War Medal 1842

Impressed: D.A. BUCHAN, LIEUT. H.M.S. WIXEN. Good very fine. David Adye Buchan was born about 1812, in St. John, Newfoundland, start serving as Volunteer 1st. class abroad HMS Grasshopper (in Newfoundland), later as Midshipman in North America, also Lake Ontario, Upper Canada, on number of ships, again in Newfoundland 1831-35; transferred to Mediterranean area and English Channel, then as Lieutenant served in China (Vixen 1841-42; Agincourt, 1842-45); retired as Captain in 1884, died 12 September 1889. His father, Captain David Buchan, R.N., figures very prominently in Newfoundland history. Sold with copies of service records.
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