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AN EXTREMELY FINE NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE, BALTIC AND CASED PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE IMAGE OF A ROYAL NAVY OFFICER WHO SERVED ON A LARGE NUMBER OF SHIPS 1839-70

NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE 1793-1840, CLASP, SYRIA ‘WILLIAM G. PARMETER, CLERK.’, BALTIC 1854-55, UNNAMED AS ISSUED; ST. JEAN D’ACRE 1840, SILVER, UNNAMED AS ISSUED, FITTED WITH CONTEMPORARY REPLACEMENT SILVER BAR SUSPENSION. MEDALS COURT MOUNTED WITH BUCKLES TO 1ST AND 3RD MEDALS. WITH PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE IMAGE OF THE RECIPIENT CIRCA 1850.

William George Parmeter was born in Gosport in 1818, the son of a ship builder. Having joined the Royal Navy, he passed his examination for Clerk 10 April 1839 and was appointed to H.M.S. Carysfort. Joining Zebra on 17 May 1840, he took part in the operations on the coast of Syria, 1 September 1840 until the surrender of Acre, 4 November that year. Re appointed to Carysfort on 3 April 1840, service with Queen and Formidable followed, serving as acting Paymaster on the latter until appointed to Darling on 13 December 1845, having passed as Paymaster on 21 November. Over the next 7 years, he served aboard Simoon, Amphitrite and Termagant, joining Leopard on 6 January 1853 with which ship he took part in the Baltic operations. Appointed to Boscawen, 22 June 1854, until his retirement as Paymaster in Chief on 25 June 1850, he served with; Ajax, Exmouth, Wellington, Indus, Hannibal, Victory, Black Price, Majestic, Donegal, Cumberland and Hercules. He died at his residence at Southsea on 14 June 1890.

Medals complete with a fine plate daguerreotype image of Parmeter, circa early 1850's, prior to service in the Baltic. The reverse of the case with a named label 'William George Parmeter RN born Jan 1st 1818, died June 14th 1890' also with a lock of hair to the case back, the image showing Parmeter wearing the Naval General Service medal with Syria clasp. Note image is sharper than photographed in the listing.

Condition GVF, minor contact wear overall. Sold with copy service and other research.

An impressive looking group and extremely scarce to find an original daguerreotype image of a Naval recipient of this period, along with their medals, especially when the image shows a Naval General Service medal.

Code J3670        Price £1795