The historically important Naval General Service medal to Able Seaman William Saunders, who is purported by analysis to have partook in the carrying of Admiral Lord Nelson below deck after his mortal wound inflicted by the French marksman at Trafalgar, and who then was immortalised in the famous painting 'The Death of Nelson' by the American artist Benjamin West in 1806, in which he is shown kneeling at Nelson's feet.
Naval General Service 1793-1840, one bar, Trafalgar (William Saunders.). Very fine. (1)
- Item withdrawn from sale.