For those interested in the men who made Britain’s greatest naval victory possible this reference work, compiled from original sources, breaks new ground. Surprisingly, this is the first book to encompass a detailed roll of every officer and man who served on Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, to also include a comprehensive casualty listing (killed and wounded) together with a detailed roll of awards.
The text gives an insight into such things as: the wage structure for every rank, the medical treatment received in action, and the type of clothing and its cost worn by the lower deck. It also incorporates many detailed rolls of all rewards official and unofficial gained by officers and men of HMS Victory for Trafalgar.
An expanded roll of the NGS medals to Victory, is coupled with information on the missing naval medals of the pensioners from the Greenwich Naval Hospital. Also noted are recipients of the Naval Gold Medal, the Parliamentary Grant, Naval Prize Money, Lloyds Patriotic Fund Swords and Silver Vases, granted for service with the fleet at Trafalgar.
The chapter on the duties and trades of the various ranks gives an insight into the workings of a man-of-war. The biographical section covers some 60 crew members and includes promotions gained for the Trafalgar action. This book at last fills a gap in the Trafalgar story, and will be essential for those who wish for family or historical reasons to check if an individual actually served with Lord Nelson on HMS Victory; now the answer is here.
MEN OF HMS VICTORY AT TRAFALGAR INCLUDING THE MUSTER ROLL, CASUALTIES, REWARDS AND MEDALS
A complete list of the crew of Nelson’s flagship at Trafalgar; the book also contains fascinating information on casualties, clothing, medical treatment, promotions, rewards and medals. Indispensible to Nelson fans.