MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE 1793, CLASP VITTORIA ‘B. DAVIS, CLERK, P.M.G.D.’
Medal housed in a contemporary wooden frame along with a silhouette portrait of Davis, signed 'Dixon, Bath'. Medal itself retains its original long length of silk ribbon, the end if which is attached to a section of the frame which ingeniously slots into the upper frame so that the medal can be removed. The reverse of frame with remains of old label which reads ‘Davis Esqr’ The interior of frame looks like its been relined with a blue silk backing.
The rank equivalent to an Ensign and he would have served with the Headquarters Staff, travelling with the army, one of their duties to look after the Military Chest. Whether Davis was further promoted through the ranks is unknown of the Department is unknown as no detailed research has been done on the recipient. However is likely he was from a fairly well to do family as the rank of Clerk would have been filled by a well educated man.
The following book will give a good account of what Davis’s service would have been like:
A rare medal with just 14 medals issued to the Paymaster General’s Department, 11 of which were to the rank of Clerk.
Condition EF, lovely age patina and original long length of silk ribbon. A most attractive display.