William Henry CUMPSTON medals from Hull

I was delighted to hear from Robert Watt member of the Orders and Medals Research Society.  He possesses in his collection a Hull Seaman’s and General Orphan Asylum medal for  William Henry Cumpston.   

William Henry was a gifted child who published poetry and went on to become a newspaper editor.  He had a troubled time though when charged with attempted murder.  You can read his story on my website at


Robert has kindly sent me the attached photos of the medals.

About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at www.cumpston.org.uk I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at https://laxenresearch.wordpress.com/ and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough https://knaggsresearch.wordpress.com/
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