Naval General Service 1793-1840
2 clasps, 4 May Boat Service 1811, Pelagosa 29 Novr. 1811 (John King) good very fine. Footnote: Only 10 Boat Service clasps issued for 4 May 1811. John King is confirmed as a Midshipman aboard H.M.S. Alceste for both actions. Several men of this name appear on the medal rolls for various actions. John King was Midshipman of Alceste and engaged in the boats of that ship at the destruction of a brig of 18 guns on the coast of Istria, and in the same ship at the capture of the French frigate Pomone. He was Lieutenant of Driver on the coast of Africa, and several times wounded when in command of the Colonial Militia in the Ashantee War of 1823-24, and honourably mentioned in the Gazetted despatches and promoted to Commander for these services. Captain on Reserved Half Pay, March 1852.