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John Ost ( 1822-1899)- Coastguard
This old and scruffy photo is almost certainly of John Ost, Coastguard , who was born in Cork in 1822 and who died in Westport, Mayo in 1899. He served as a Coastguard around the west coast of Ireland and settled on Achill Island where he and his wife Elizabeth( nee Brown(e) raised a family of 10 children.He is buried in Dugort.We think that his medals might be the Baltic Medal, and a RN Good Conduct Medal, although I really have no idea , and am open to other suggestions....but they aren't clear to see details.

Date: 04/03/2009
Added by: kilmeny
Dimensions: 1056 x 1488 pixels
Filesize: 132.01kB
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#1 | crimea1854 on 05/04/2009 09:19:21
On the left is the RN Long Service Good Conduct Medal and the right is certainly the Baltic Medal.
#2 | kilmeny on 10/04/2009 11:39:59
Thanks for your confirmation of that, Martin. Have you noticed that this photo and the one to the left on page 3 of Portraits, were taken in same studio ?? I wonder if these two men ever worked together ?.....Kilmeny

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