Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ann Hoping, Mary Ann Riley & Jane Townshend

In 1847 the British government decided that Queen Victoria would award a Naval General Service Medal to all living survivors of the major battles fought betwen 1793-1840. Mary Ann Riley and Ann Hopping, who had been aboard the Goliath during the Battle of the Nile, and Jane Townshend, who was aboard the Defiance at Trafalgar in 1805, applied.

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