Pair: 2nd Lieutenant Fitz James Long, Royal Marines
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Syria (Fitz James Long); St. Jean d’Acre 1840, bronze, unnamed, pierced with ring suspension, edge bruising, contact marks, nearly very fine
Fitz James Long was born in Coleshill, Birmingham in March of 1812. He attested 16 October 1830 as a Private with the 49th Company, Royal Marines. He served during the operations off the coast of Syria and the blockading of Alexandria. Long was awarded the St. Jean D'Acre medal in bronze by the Sultan of Turkey. He was discharged 7 April 1851 to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant; placed on half pay appointed Adjutant to the Portsmouth Dockyard Battalion. In the NGS medal roll, Fitz James Long is a Sergeant RM on HMS Cambridge. Although he served for 21 years and should be entitled to the Naval LS & GC medal his name does not appear on the medal roll for the Victorian wide suspension. Long died in 1862.
With copied service papers and roll extracts.