South Africa 1834-53, (R. Kelner. A.B.) India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Pegu. Able Seaman. Richard Kelner. (Richard. Kelner. A.B. “Styx”) Royal Navy. VF/GVF
Born on 1.6.1831 Devonport and enlisted 22.10.1851, serving on H.M.S. Caledonia October 1840 to June 1851, transferring to Styx until April 1856 and Centurion to December 1859.
He served as a Boy 2nd Class to Captain of the Maintop.
He would have seen action against the Kagoshima (Japanese) and Chinese pirates.
He was discharged dead from H.M.S. Melville Hospital Ship Hong Kong 28.11.1864.
Sold with a good list of various ship movements.