INDIAN GENERAL SERVICE 1854, CLASP PERAK ‘SUB. LIEUT: T. F. ABBOTT. R.N. H.M.S. “THISTLE”, SOUTH AFRICA 1877-9, CLASP 1879 ‘”SHAH” LIEUT: T. F. ABBOTT. R.N. H.M.S.’, EGYPT 1882, NO CLASP ‘LIEUT: T. F. ABBOTT. R.N. H.M.S. “MINOTAUR”, KHEDIVES STAR 1882. Mounted as worn, with corresponding set of miniatures awards, mounted as worn. All contained in fitted leather case, top level can be removed and at lower section are the miniatures, spare ribbons and the named card box lid for the Egypt medal.
Abbott, T. F., Sub-Lieutenant of "Thistle;" accompanied Mr. Birch, H.M. Commissioner, to Passir Sala, Malay Straits, in 1875, where Mr. Birch was murdered, when he took charge of the Residency, and, with the small force at his command, took effective steps for its defence; for his services on this occasion he was highly commended by the Commander in Chief, also by the Governor of the Straits Settlements; served at attack on Marahajah Selah with the field forces and was actively employed on shore against the enemy for three months ; promoted (Perak Medal and Clasp) ; Lieutenant of " Shah ' in the attack on the Peruvian "ironclad Huasear," and commanded the steam torpedo pinnace in the attempt to destroy the Huascar at Ylo 31st May 1877; mentioned in despatches; Served with the Naval Brigade in Zululand 1879; transported the Eshowe Relief column over the Tugela river; afterwards joined General Crealock’s Column and advanced to Port Durnford ; mentioned in despatches (Zulu Medal and Clasp) ; Lieut, of Minotaur " during Egyptian war 1882 (Egyptian medal, Khedive's Bronze Star).’………………..
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Cased set of full sized and miniature medals; Indian General Service Medal with Perak clasp, South Africa Medal with 1879 clasp, Egypt Medal 1882 and Khedive`s Star.
Four Journals covering the period from January 1st 1874-jan 1882, which describe where he was and what he was doing during his various cruises and service on land. Much detail on his service in Perak, HMS Shah’s action against Huascar, including the torpedo expedition, exercises with newly developed torpedos etc. Also his service with the Naval Brigade during the Zulu War and during the Egypt campaign.
To compliment this are approx 100 letters written aboard the ships during his service, giving even more details of above. All his certificates of service and recommendations from his ships Two massive photo albums with photos of his service, some of places he visited during peacetime, others during the Perak, Zulu and Egypt campaigns; Officers, ships compliments and ships themselves.
Finally, the papers of his Father, Admiral Jonas Abbott.
Condition; medals GVF, a little contact wear. Photographs of the entire group can be emailed on request. A quite outstanding and complete group, the content of which would surely form the basis of a book for anyone so inclined!