India General Service Medal 1854, one clasp, Burma 1885-7; (C. CULLEY, A.B. H.M.S. MARINER.)

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Condition: suspension slightly slack, otherwise Good very fine
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India General Service Medal 1854, one clasp, Burma 1885-7; (C. CULLEY, A.B. H.M.S. MARINER.)

Charles Culley was born on 16th March 1864 in Cricklade, Wiltshire, and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class (No.112576) with Impregnable from 10th June 1880, being then rated as a Boy 1st Class on 22nd June 1881 and an Ordinary Seaman on 16th March 1882 whilst still with Impregnable. Culley was rated as an Able Seaman whilst aboard the gunboat Flirt on 1st August 1883, and joined the sloop Mariner on 19th March 1885, being rated as Leading Seaman whilst aboard her on 9th January 1886. It was whilst Culley was aboard Mariner that he saw service ashore with the Naval Brigade in Burma during the Third Burma War of 1885 to 1887. Only 80 medals with the clasp Burma 1885-7 were issued to this shipCulley left Mariner on 23rd June 1886 when he transferred to Duncan, and was promoted to Petty Officer 1st Class on 19th December 1889, ands then appointed an Acting Chief Petty Officer on 23rd October 1888, before being promoted to Chief Petty Officer on 19th November 1890, Culley was promoted to 2nd Mate on 20th March 1893, and was awarded the Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 19th March 1892, and pensioned in November 1902. suspension slightly slack, otherwise Good very fine