From Sidney PATTERSON - The crew list for HMS Leander during the Crimean War where she served from 1854 to 1856. It shows medals awarded and you will note that Christmas is listed as an ( AB ) an able bodied seaman and is listed as Christopher Patterson the name he joined the Royal Navy under in an attempt to hide his past, and is shown right through his service records under this name, right up until he applied to join Her Majestys coast Guard in order to qualify for his pension and also the Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and then he is shown as alias Christmas Patterson.