Naval General Service, clasp, Syria (William L. Sayer, Lieut. R.N.), Baltic 1854-55, unnamed as issued, St. Jean d’Acre 1840, silver, unnamed as issued
William Lawrence Sayer was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Marines on 14 November 1841, becoming 1st Lieutenant on 6 November 1840. He was 1st Lieutenant of Marines aboard H.M.S. Asia during the operations off the coast of Syria in 1840 (Medal with one Clasp and Turkish Medal). He was promoted to Captain on 9 March 1849, and served with the expeditions to the Baltic in 1854-55; and with the R.M. Battalion serving in co-operation with the French army at the siege and capture of Bomarsund (Medal). He was promoted to Major on the Retired Full-pay List on 2 February 1857.
Note. named R.N. rather than R.M.