Arctic Medal 1876,
Lot 67
Arctic Medal 1875-76,
Sold for £6,720 (US$ 11,283) inc. premium
Lot Details
Arctic Medal 1875-76,
engraved (A.C.Horner. Surgn Pandora.). With Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 Red Cross Medal. Very fine or better. (2)

Footnotes

  • He served as a Dresser with 5th French Ambulance during the Franco-Prussian War from 15th August 1870 to 20th February 1871. Noted as a Surgeon and Naturalist aboard Pandora in the 1875-76 Expedition.

    In 1876 Sir Allen Young set out in the yacht Pandora for the North West Passage via Franklin Channel, proposing if he were successful in reaching King william Land, to search for traces of the Franklin Expedition. On arrival he found Peel Sound free from ice, as was almost half the length of Franklin Channel. However, near Rouquette Island to the north of the Bellot Strait the Pandora was held up by pack ice which extended across the Franklin Channel and was drifting northwards. The yacht was unable to proceed further due to bad weather and ice conditions and therefore returned to England.

    A total of 33 medals were issued to the officers and crew of the Pandora.
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