The Naval General Service Medal Roll

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The Naval General Service Medal (NGSM) was a campaign medal approved in 1847, for issue to officers and men of the Royal Navy. The NGSM was retrospectively awarded for various naval actions during a period including the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Anglo-American War of 1812. The medal covered a variety of actions, from ship to ship skirmishes all the way to major fleet actions such as the Battle of Trafalgar.

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Ship
  • Clasps Received

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: National Archives reference ADM 171/1-8 (2297 pages). ADM 171/58 (58 pages) ADM 171/62 (250 pages).

This dataset is part of a larger collection:

The ‘Justmedals’ Victorian and 19th Century medal rollsLicensed exclusively to us - a significant work of medal rolls from the ‘justmedals collection’.These cover the Victorian and late 19th century of conflict including both Army and Navy campaign medals.It is important to note that it wasn’t until 1815 with the Waterloo medal that campaign medals were routinely given to anyone other than commissioned officers, therefore the medals shown in these various databases are some of the earliest recorded for ‘other ranks’ and are therefore very significant.

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