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Auction Description for Dreweatts: The Military Sale
Viewing Notes:
3rd November 10am - 5pm. 4th November 9.30am - 5.30pm. 5th November 9.30am - 7.30pm. Day of sale from 9.30am.

The Military Sale

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


311 lots | 284 with images

November 6, 2013

Live Auction

Baldwin’s & Dreweatts London

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 3291 2832

Fax: +44 (0)1635 553599

Email: fineart@dnfa.com

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MILITARY CROSS, GVR, unnamed as issued. Toned

Lot 1: MILITARY CROSS, GVR, unnamed as issued. Toned

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Description: MILITARY CROSS, GVR, unnamed as issued. Toned extremely fine.

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DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, GVR (31989 A. Bmbr:

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Description: DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, GVR (31989 A. Bmbr: H.E. Deede 122/Bty: R.F.A.); officially impressed. Toned, a few light marks and tiny edge nicks in places, otherwise very fine.DCM London Gazette 14.01.1916 'For conspicuous gallantry, when he laid out a telephone wire under great difficulties whilst subjected to a heavy fire. He also on another occasion, displayed great courage and energy in repeatedly mending wires, thereby enabling communication to be maintained intact.'

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INDIAN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL, GVR 1st type

Lot 3: INDIAN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL, GVR 1st type

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Description: INDIAN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL, GVR 1st type (175 Sowar Sita Ram. 11-12 Lcrs.); officially impressed. Old dark tone, light obverse scuff in field and tiny reverse edge bruise, otherwise a pleasing fine. IDSM London Gazette 18.02.1918. This award to Sowar Sita Ram relates to distinguished service in France & Flanders with the 11th King Edward's Own Lancers (Probyn's Horse).

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MILITARY MEDAL, GVR (15072 Pte W. Smith 2/S.

Lot 4: MILITARY MEDAL, GVR (15072 Pte W. Smith 2/S.

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Description: MILITARY MEDAL, GVR (15072 Pte W. Smith 2/S. Gds.); officially impressed. Lightly polished, one or two minor edge bumps, nearly very fine. MM London Gazette 17.06.1919. Private Walter Smith was born c.1896 in Dundee, Scotland, and attested for service in the Great War with the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards on the 21st of January 1916, at the age of 20 - having previously worked as a Glazer. He served for a total of nearly 4 years in WWI, being twice wounded in action, on the 18th of July 1917 by Gas, and also on the 29th of March 1918, when the shelter in the side of his trench was blown in, presumably by shellfire, and also appears to have been court-martialled for failing to post a sentry. He was mentioned in regard to his MM (with a portrait photo) in his local newspaper The Courier, Tuesday 31st December, 1918: "DUNDEE MILITARY MEDALLIST: The Military Medal has been awarded to Pte. Walter Smith, Scots Guards, whose wife resides at 15 William Street, Dundee, for distinguished conduct in the field. Pte. Smith, who is the younger son on Mr and Mrs Smith, Cyncraig, Kinshorne Road, Dundee, has served for three years in France, and was wounded earlier this year. He formerly assisted his father in business at 48 Murraygate. Mr and Mrs Smith have two other sons serving." (© The British Library Board)

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MILITARY MEDAL, GVR (14907 L. Cpl M. O'Connor.

Lot 5: MILITARY MEDAL, GVR (14907 L. Cpl M. O'Connor.

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Description: MILITARY MEDAL, GVR (14907 L. Cpl M. O'Connor. 12/L'Pool:R.); officially impressed. Toned, one or two light surface marks, nearly extremely fine. MM London Gazette 02.11.1917 - '14907 L./C. M. O'Connor, L'Pool R. (Paisley)'. Sold with copy MM card and MIC confirming this award to Cpl Michael O'Connor, and that he was entitled to a Silver War Badge.

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A WWII 'Bomber Command' DFM Group of 4 awarded to

Lot 6: A WWII 'Bomber Command' DFM Group of 4 awarded to

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Description: A WWII 'Bomber Command' DFM Group of 4 awarded to Flight Sergeant Dennis Axtell, 51 Squadron, No. 4 Group, Royal Air Force, a 'fearless and skillful' Wireless Operator who completed 38 bombing sorties and nearly 260 hours over targets in France, Germany and Italy, prior to his being shot down and killed in action over France by a German night-fighter on the 17th of April 1943, comprising: Distinguished Flying Medal, GVIR (626794.. F/Sgt. D. Axtell. R.A.F.), Air Crew Europe Star, 1939-45 Star, War Medal, 1939-45; the first officially impressed, the remainder unnamed as issued, group loose. Group lightly toned, extremely fine. (4) DFM London Gazette 20.04.1943. Flight Sergeant Dennis Axtell was born in June 1920 at Epsom, Surrey, and having moved to live in St Helens, Isle of Wight, he later served with 51 Squadron, RAF, during WWII, based in Snaith between October 1942 and April 1945. Reaching the rank of Flight Sergeant, he was killed in action on the 17th of April 1943, during a raid intended to disable to Skoda Automobile Works based in Pilsen. Leaving Snaith, the Handley Page Halifax Mk. II was attacked and shot down by a German night fighter (Hptm Hans-Karl Hamp) at 04:36am, and according to a witness, the aircraft came down in flames, and broke into three sections in the areas of Eppeville and St. Sulpice on the Somme. Almost the entire crew was killed, including F/Sgt Axtell (Wireless Operator) excepting the sole survivor - one WO W R Keirnan, who though wounded managed to open a parachute, and was subsequently taken POW. Flight Sergeant Axtell was awarded the DFM posthumously later that month, having been originally recommended for this award on the 22nd of February 1943, and his recommendation reads: "Flight Sergeant Axtell has carried out 34 bombing sorties and 4 convoy escort patrols and is on his second tour of operations. He has always shown consistent keenness and his work as Wireless Operator has contributed largely to the successful operations carried out by the aircraft in which he has flown. Flight Sergeant Axtell's strong sense of duty and determination has inspired a high standard of morale in the crew in which he is Wireless Operator. Throughout both his tours of operations he has displayed unusual initiative and his resourcefulness and skill has proved a big asset to the completion of many successful sorties. His cheerful courage, unselfishness, and sacrifice well deserve recognition by the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal." Sold with copy casualty certificate, London Gazette mentions, and some biographical research, showing his having married one Agnes Axtell (nee Smyth), from Belfast, in December 1941. F/Sgt Dennis Axtell was buried in Maucourt Cemetery, France, and is commemorated on the St Helens Church Memorial, Isle of Wight.

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A Very Rare Russian WWI St George Medal for

Lot 7: A Very Rare Russian WWI St George Medal for

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Description: A Very Rare Russian WWI St George Medal for Bravery, 2nd Class, awarded to Sergeant Edward George Cox, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), late 10th (Prince of Wales' Own Royal) Hussars, awarded for gallantry and distinguished service in the field, comprising: Russia, St George Medal for Bravery, 2nd Class, Nicholas II, struck in gold (239 Sgt. E. G. Cox. 10th Hus.); officially impressed, reverse numbered 'No 2872'. Toned, contact marks and light scratches, otherwise nearly very fine, and very rare. Russia, St George Medal, 2nd Class, London Gazette 25.08.1915 - 'For Gallantry and Distinguished Service in the Field'. Whilst rather esoteric and lacking much in the way of published research, a number of Russian awards were issued to British servicemen during the Great War, many of which appear to relate to the Second Battle of Ypres. Some of these awards were noted in contemporary newspaper reports as having been issued to British recipients personally by the Grand Duke Michael of Russia at the London quarters of his Military Attache, General Yermoloff. Several awards of the St George Medal for Bravery, 2nd Class made to Cavalry & Yeomanry regiments appear to relate the final day of the Battle of Frezenberg Ridge, on the 13th of May, 1915 (a similar example was sold at DNW in 2009 to a casualty of this action in the North Somerset Yeomanry). On the morning of the 13th, near Hooge & Potijze Chateau, the 10th Hussars (then part of the 8th Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division) and Essex Yeomanry led a hard fought but ultimately very successful attack on nearby German trenches, capturing a section of battlefield nearly a mile deep into the Ypres salient. The success on this occasion inevitably came at a cost, with 138 officers and other ranks of the Royal Hussars taken as casualties, including the death of their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Shearman, who was killed leading the charge. Sold with copy MIC, showing his entitlement to a 1914 Star, British War & Victory Medals, copy London Gazette mention, and extracts taken from 'The 10th P.W.O. Royal Hussars and The Essex Yeomanry during the European War, 1914-1918' by Lt Col. F H D C Whitmore - which also records this award.

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HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY MEDAL FOR

Lot 8: HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY MEDAL FOR

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Description: HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY MEDAL FOR SERINGAPATAM, 1799 bronze-gilt, Soho Mint, 48mm, with section of yellow cord suspension, unnamed as issued. General loss of gilding from central details due to gentle polishing, one or two light marks, otherwise an attractive very fine.

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MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, 9

Lot 9: MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, 9

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Description: MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, 9 clasps, Barrosa, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, St. Sebastian, Orthes, Toulouse (E. Hotley, 95th Foot, Rifles); officially impressed, with original silver claw suspension and reverse pin for wear. Attractive cabinet tone, one or two tiny marks and two minor reverse edge bruises, otherwise good very fine. Private Elijah Hotley, of Long Melford, Suffolk, enlisted for service with the Rifle Brigade on the 11th of March 1809 at Bury St Edmunds. He was only 12 years old upon enlistment - the youngest enlisted age seen thus far by the cataloguer. His service papers show that he served 'Under Age' as a Private and then Bugler from the 11th of March 1809, and then to Private on the 10th of March 1815 - serving for nearly 23 years with the colours until his discharge in January 1838. He served for four years in Portugal and Spain during the Peninsular Wars, and also served for several months in 'America', during which time he was wounded in the left hand at New Orleans during the unsuccessful British attack, where they were repulsed by the defending forces.

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MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, 8

Lot 10: MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, 8

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Description: MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, 8 clasps, Talavera, Busaco, Fuentes D'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Vittoria, St Sebastian, Nive (D. Hammond, 3rd Foot Guards); officially impressed. Lightly toned, once polished with associated hairlines and a few tiny marks to portrait, a bold and pleasing very fine. ex Glendining, May 1926 ex Spink, June 1926, £20/0/0. This medal is noted as having been exhibited in the British Pavilion at the Wembley Exhibition of 1925/26. Sold with copy roll mention, confirming this 8-clasp award to Daniel Hammond, with a note stating 'WO 97/175 from Branfield, Suffolk.'

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MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, single

Lot 11: MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, single

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Description: MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, single clasp, Barrosa (C. Scott, 3rd Foot Guards), officially impressed. Light, somewhat uneven tone, once polished with associated hairlines, a few tiny reverse scuffs, otherwise extremely fine. ex James Crichton, October 1925, 12/10/0. Sold with copy roll mention, confirming this single clasp award to Christopher Scott.

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42ND HIGHLANDERS REGIMENTAL MEDAL FOR THE

Lot 12: 42ND HIGHLANDERS REGIMENTAL MEDAL FOR THE

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Description: 42ND HIGHLANDERS REGIMENTAL MEDAL FOR THE PENINSULAR WARS (Royal Highlanders - The Black Watch), in silver, with reverse list of battle honours, Corunna, Fuentes D'Onor, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula (Serj Angus McPherson); regimentally impressed naming. Toned, about very fine, and rare. Sergeant Angus McPherson, of Abernethy, Invernesshire, Scotland, served with the 42nd (Royal Highlanders) Foot during the Peninsular Wars, and is entitled to an MGS with 3 clasps. This MGS medal is believed to have been sold at DNW in June 1997.

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WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with contemporary

Lot 13: WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with contemporary

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Description: WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with contemporary replacement steel clip and original iron ring suspension (Miles Bird, 2nd Batt. Grenad. Guards.); officially impressed. Lightly toned, minor surface marks in places, a bold fine / nearly very fine. Sold with copy roll mention confirming this award to Private Miles Bird, who served in Lieutenant-Colonel Banlay's Company at the Battle of Waterloo. The 2nd Battalion 1st Foot Guards played a key part in the defence of Hougoumont, the large farmhouse building and walled orchard on the British right. Identified by both Wellington and Napoleon as holding the key to potential victory, Wellington placed his elite 1st (Foot Guards) Division both in and around the chateau - the 1st Brigade (2nd & 3rd Battalions 1st Foot Guards) under Major General Maitland inside the Chateau itself, and the 2nd Brigade (2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards and 2nd Battalion 3rd (Scots) Foot Guards) under Major General Byng in the gardens and on the ridge immediately behind. During the course of the day, the 1st Division held on despite the desperate fighting at Hougoumont, as Napoleon launched repeated heavy attacks in his attempt to seize the farmhouse and shatter the British right. Despite suffering very heavy casualties, the Guards managed to repulse the French, and even as a handful of troops managed to force their way in, the Guards swiftly reclosed the door, and killed the trapped soldiers, sparing only a young French drummer boy. As Wellington later wrote, "the success of the battle turned upon closing the gates at Hougoumont", and for the bravery of the 1st Foot Guards in the final defeat of the Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard, they were granted their famous title - The Grenadier Guards.

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WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with original steel clip and

Lot 14: WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with original steel clip and

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Description: WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with original steel clip and replacement steel ring suspension (John Ives, 2nd Batt. 3rd Reg. Guards); officially impressed. Old cabinet tone, proudly polished with one or two light contact marks, minor obverse edge bruise at 5 o'clock, otherwise a pleasing fine. Private John Ives, of Dorking, Surrey, enlisted for service with the Scots Guards at Maidstone, Kent, on the 6th of December 1813, having previously served with the West Kent Militia. He served for a total of 9 years and 262 days, being discharged on the 24th of August 1821. He was present at Waterloo, and served in Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Rooke's Company. Sold with copy roll mention, and 'statement of service' papers.

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WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with contemporary silver

Lot 15: WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with contemporary silver

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Description: WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with contemporary silver replacement clip and steel ring suspension (Edmond Barrowcliffe, 2nd Batt. 3rd Reg. Guards); officially impressed. Lightly toned, suspension claw carefully soldered at edge 12 o'clock, one or two minor edge bumps and bruises, otherwise about very fine. ex A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, May 1934, £5/0/0. Sold with copy roll mention, confirming this award to Edmund (sic) Barrowcliffe, who served in Lieutenant-Colonel Home's Company of the Scots Guards at the Battle of Waterloo.

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WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with replacement steel clip

Lot 16: WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with replacement steel clip

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Description: WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with replacement steel clip and ring suspension (Thomas Whittaker, 2nd Batt. 3rd Reg. Guards.); officially impressed. Lightly toned, well-polished with surface marks throughout, one or two minor edge bumps and naming slightly weak in places, otherwise fair. ex A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, April 1934, £4/17/0. Private Thomas Whittaker, of Gautby, Lincolnshire, enlisted for service with the Scots Guards on the 13th of December 1813, having previously worked as a Tailor. He served for a total of over 22 years with the colours, including two years in France and Flanders, being present at the Battle of Waterloo, in Lieutenant-Colonel Home's Company. He and was discharged on the 11th of February 1834 as the result of a chronic cough, rendering him unfit for further service. Sold with copy service papers.

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HANOVERIAN WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with contemporary

Lot 17: HANOVERIAN WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with contemporary

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Description: HANOVERIAN WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with contemporary replacement steel clip and ring suspension (Soldat Franz Behrnholdt, Feldbataillon Lauenburg); officially impressed. Old cabinet tone, a few light marks and scratches, suspension a touch loose, otherwise very fine.

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An Impressive Afghan and Indian Campaigns Group of

Lot 18: An Impressive Afghan and Indian Campaigns Group of

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Description: An Impressive Afghan and Indian Campaigns Group of 4 awarded to Major-General Henry Pelham Burn, 4th Bengal Native Infantry, Honourable East India Company, who served in the Afghan Campaign of 1840-2 at the siege of Jellallabad, and during the Mutiny of 1857-8 was present at the siege of Delhi and granted the position of Military Governor upon its fall. He personally interrogated the great Mughal court poet Mirza Azadullah Khan Ghalib - but aware of his fame and importance he provided him safe passage to his home, thus helping to ensure the survival of his own correspondence and writings from that time, comprising: Jellalabad Medal, 1841-2, 2nd 'flying victory' type reverse, with contemporary replacement gold suspension and top bar, Cabul Medal, 1841-2, 'CABUL 1842' type reverse, with contemporary replacement gold suspension and top bar (Sub Ast Comy Gen Capt H. P. Burn Regt Native Infantry) Punjab Medal, 1848-9, no clasp, with silver 'claw' top bar (Bt Major H. P. Burn, 1st Bengal N.I.), Indian Mutiny Medal, 1857-59, single clasp, Delhi (Col H. P. Burn, 4th Bengal Eurpn Regt); the first unnamed, the second engraved in a running script, the third and fourth officially impressed, medals with reverse pins for wear, group mounted singly on velvet in a dark wood frame for display, mounted beside his sons medal (below). Lightly toned, surface marks from wear and polishing, a few spots of discolouration and some light traces of lacquer in places, otherwise very fine, and a pleasing combination of medals. Sold with the medal awarded to his son: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-95, single clasp, Burma 1885-7 (Captn H. P. Burn 1st Bn Rif. Brig.) officially engraved in a running script, with reverse pin for wear. Lightly toned, a few light marks and hairlines, a little discolouration in parts, otherwise good very fine. (5). Major-General Henry Pelham Burn (1807-1882) was born on the 18th of November 1807, the son of John Burn of Kingston, East Lothian, Scotland, and the great-nephew of Major-General William Burn (1745-1814 HEIC) after whom Burn Bastion was named in Old Delhi, on the walls north of the Kabul Gate, and who had successfully conducted the defence of the city against attacking Mahratta forces in October 1804. Henry Pelham Burn joined His Majesty's Honourable East India Company as an Ensign with the 1st Bengal Native Infantry on the 16th of August 1824 at the age of 16, being promoted to Lieutenant in May 1825, Captain in July 1837, and was reputedly selected for service personally by Sir Claude Wade in the First Afghan War of 1839-1842. He was present at the siege of Jellallabad and the defeat of Akbar Khan, and then at the re-occupation of Cabul, being rewarded with a Staff appointment with the military audit department. He later served in the Anglo-Sikh War of 1848-9 and was made Brevet-Major, and was for a time Deputy-Adjutant General. At the time of the Indian Mutiny Lieutenant-Colonel Burn was attached as Field Officer to Brigadier-General John Nicholson's Brigade, and was present at the siege and subsequent fall of Delhi, for which he was mentioned in despatches (15.12.1857) as having 'earned the approbation of the Government'. He was appointed the city's Military Governor, which marked his last and most important role, whereupon he was given the 'Sword of Delhi' which was taken from one of the sons of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah, (which remained in the family as an heirloom before its generous repatriation in 1957). As mentioned above, he also interrogated the famous poet Mirza Azadullah Khan Ghalib, and creditably sent him home safely. Having been brought before Colonel Burn, and appearing in a Turkish-style headdress, Burn, being somewhat bemused, asked him in simple Urdu "Are you a Muslim?" to which Ghalib replied simply "Half." Rather confused, Colonel Burn asked "What does that mean?" and in response Ghalib replied "I drink wine, but I don't eat pork." Despite his position, he was unable to stem the widespread violence and wholesale looting of the city and its once formidable riches. Colonel Burn made and estimate at this time on the 24th of October 1857 that the loss of property from plunder and destruction by British soldiers was something in the region of 20 million rupees, of which only 1.5 million rupees would be officially recognised by Prize Agents, despite the whole city being considered a prize. Burn himself made official complaint to General N Penny, commander of the Delhi Field Force, that "... several parties under European Commissioned officers have, during the last few days, been searching for plunder within the city... Even the Sabbath brings no rest to either plunderer or plundered." Following the assimilation of the East India Company's Army with British Imperial Forces, Major-General Burn retired, and appears to have spent some time in banking, prior to a return home. During the course of his life he married one Lucy Young Hickey, and had three sons and a daughter. He died at his residence at 3 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London, on the 1st of January, 1882, at the age of 74, and was later buried in his family grave at Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh, Scotland. His eldest son, Major Henry Pelham Burn (1853-1935) was born in Calcutta, Bengal, in 1853, and having studied at Cambridge he received his first commission in the British Army on the 10th of June 1874, joining the 1st Bn Rifle Brigade. He was promoted to Lieutenant on the 10th of October 1874, and as Inspector of Musketry on the 6th of October 1878. He served in Burma between 1885-7 and was awarded the IGS Medal with clasp (this his only entitlement), and as mentioned in Alumni Cantabrigienses, whilst on leave from the army he rode with only a single native guide from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean, passing through several areas previously unexplored by westerners. Retiring from army service, he volunteered for service in the Boer War, and was involved with several evangelistic societies there. He was married one Janet Edith Orr Ewing, daughter of Sir Archibald Orr Ewing, and died on the 9th of November, 1935, and was buried in a private chapel at Nosely Hall, Leicester.

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PUNJAB MEDAL, 1848-49, 2 clasps, Chilianwala,

Lot 19: PUNJAB MEDAL, 1848-49, 2 clasps, Chilianwala,

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Description: PUNJAB MEDAL, 1848-49, 2 clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat (R. Dibden, 24th Foot); officially impressed. Heavy contact marks, possibly intentional, to portrait, one or two edge knocks, one of which nearly obscures 'D' of naming, otherwise fair. Sold with copy original roll mention.

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-95, single

Lot 20: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-95, single

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Description: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-95, single clasp, Burma 1885-7 (847 Pte W. McDonald 2d Bn R. Sco. Fus.); officially engraved in a running script. Attractively toned, suspension a touch loose and one or two tiny edge nicks, otherwise a pleasing very fine. Private William McDonald, of Barony, Glasgow, Scotland, enlisted for service with the Royal Scots Fusiliers on the 27th of August 1884, having previously worked as a Butcher. He served for a total of 17 years with the colours, and also received his medal entitlement for Boer War service. Sold with copy attestation papers and roll mention, confirming this award.

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CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava,

Lot 21: CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava,

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Description: CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (R. Morris. Fusileer [sic] Guards); officially impressed. Toned, one or two tiny edge nicks and surface marks in places, some light hairlines from polishing, very fine. ex A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, December 1944. It appears that Private Richard Morris enlisted for service with the Scots Guards on the 23rd March 1854, and is noted in the medal rolls for the Scots Guards as having 'Died before Sebastopol' in the Crimea on the 26th of December, 1854. Sold with copy roll mention.

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CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, 3 clasps, Alma, Balaklava,

Lot 22: CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, 3 clasps, Alma, Balaklava,

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Description: CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, 3 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann (Robert Paterson. Scots Fusr Gds); officially impressed. Unevenly toned, hairlines from polishing, and a few light marks to neck of portrait, otherwise good very fine. ex Spink, November 1926, £1/10/0. Private Robert Paterson is noted as having enlisted for service on the 10th of August 1851, and was killed in action at Inkermann on the 5th of November, 1854. Sold with copy roll mention.

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CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, single clasp, Sebastopol

Lot 23: CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, single clasp, Sebastopol

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Description: CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, single clasp, Sebastopol (G. Faulkner. Scots Fusilier Gds); officially impressed, clasp loose on ribbon. Well-toned, small obverse edge bruise at 5 o'clock and a few tiny marks, good very fine. ex A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, February 1946, 6/6. Private George Faulkner is noted as having enlisted for service on the 29th of January 1848, and is listed as having 'died at Scutari on the 8th of March, 1855'. Sold with copy roll mention.

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CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, 3 clasps, Alma, Inkermann,

Lot 24: CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, 3 clasps, Alma, Inkermann,

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Description: CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-58, 3 clasps, Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol (1293 Denis Kennedy, 38th Reg.); regimentally impressed in upright capitals. Toned, a few tiny marks to portrait and minor reverse edge bump at 8 o'clock, pleasing very fine. Private Denis Kennedy, of St. Mary's, Limerick, Ireland, attested for service with the 38th Foot on the 25th of October, 1836, at the age of 18. He served abroad for over 14 years, sold with copy discharge papers.

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TURKISH CRIMEA MEDAL, 1855, Sardinian Issue (No.

Lot 25: TURKISH CRIMEA MEDAL, 1855, Sardinian Issue (No.

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Description: TURKISH CRIMEA MEDAL, 1855, Sardinian Issue (No. 3620. Pt W. Wassall, 63rd Rgt.); regimentally impressed in upright capitals. Toned, about very fine. Private William Wassell [note spelling] was born in the Parish of St Thomas near Birmingham, and attested for service with the 63rd Regiment of Foot at Lincoln on the 13th of November 1854, having previously worked as a German Silver Polisher. He served a total of 10 years with the colours, and had a chequered disciplinary history. Sold with copy discharge papers.

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TURKISH CRIMEA MEDAL, 1855, Sardinian Issue, with

Lot 26: TURKISH CRIMEA MEDAL, 1855, Sardinian Issue, with

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Description: TURKISH CRIMEA MEDAL, 1855, Sardinian Issue, with contemporary silver straight bar engraved 'S. N.' and ornate ribbon suspension, (Saml Nichols, 3 Btn GGds); engraved in upright capitals. Attractively toned, pleasing very fine. Private Samuel Nichols, of Birley, near Halifax, Yorkshire, attested to serve with the Grenadier Guards at Halifax on the 23rd of June 1853. Serving with the Grenadier Guards in the Crimean Campaign, he was received a gunshot wound to the right thigh / pelvis at the Battle of Alma, where the ball was left permanently lodged in the pelvis, leading to his discharge after just over 2 years' service. At his discharge, the difficulties caused by this wound were considered nearly equivalent to the loss of a limb. Sold with copy discharge papers.

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The Rare Indian Mutiny Medal awarded to Gunner

Lot 27: The Rare Indian Mutiny Medal awarded to Gunner

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Description: The Rare Indian Mutiny Medal awarded to Gunner Samuel Barnes, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Shannon, part of Captain W Peel's 'Shannon Brigade', which famously brought a detachment of sailors and heavy guns ashore from his vessel to advance inland to Cawnpore and onwards to the assistance of the beleaguered garrison at Lucknow, one of only 7 such medals known to have been issued to the Royal Marine Artillery, comprising: Indian Mutiny Medal, single clasp, Lucknow (Gunr Saml Barnes, R.M.A. Shannon.); officially impressed. Lightly toned, surface marks and hairlines both sides, otherwise a pleasing very fine. Upon hearing news of the mutiny in India, the British frigate HMS Shannon (51) and corvette HMS Pearl were sent from Hong Kong to Calcutta, arriving on the 6th of August 1857 and helping to secure Fort William. Formed under the initiative of HMS Shannon's Captain William Peel (VC), the 'Shannon Brigade' as it came to be known, was offered to the Governor General, Lord Canning, to head into mainland India to assist wherever necessary, given the situation of open rebellion in the North West Provinces, Rohilcund and Oudh, with the possibility of revolt in the Punjab, a siege underway in Delhi, and the Lucknow Residency considered to be under imminent attack. Thankfully the ship's company of the Shannon were ready and well trained gunners, having been brought up to full efficiency under the training of Lt R A F Studdert, Royal Marine Artillery and his RMA gunners. In total, 516 officers and men came ashore, of whom 140 (including 2 officers) belonged to the Royal Marine Light Infantry, with some 20 from the Royal Marine Artillery. This last contingent were formed of 1 Sergeant (John Wade) 1 Corporal (E. Bayley) and only 18 Gunners. The Shannon Brigade brought with them six 68-pounders, eight 24-pounders, two brass ship's guns, and eight rocket-tubes, all brought by steamers up the Ganges to Allahabad to assist the garrison there, arriving on the 2nd of September. Setting off in two detachments, the second of which included the members Royal Marine Artillery, and alongside a flying column of troops from the 28th and 53rd Foot under Lt Colonel Powell of the 53rd Foot, the force then moved towards Cawnpore, with Peel's 'Shannon Brigade' getting its first taste of action en route against some 4,000 enemy sepoys first at Kudja. Of the Naval Brigade, two officers, including Lt Stirling, R.M., were wounded, and two men were killed. Despite their fatigue they arrived at Cawnpore on the 3rd of November. From here, two detachments assisted both in the holding and defence of Cawnpore, and also in the relief of the besieged forces in the Lucknow Residency. The Bombay Times recorded that 'the Naval Brigade dragged their 24-pounders along with them as if they were toys' as they approached, and these heavy naval guns were of key importance in the attacks upon the Martiniere, Secunderbagh, Shah Nujeef and Kaisarbagh, helping to breach the outer walls and disperse the considerable attacking sepoys. Lieutenant Norwell Salmon and Boatswain's Mate John Harrison of the Shannon Brigade were both awarded the VC for conspicuous gallantry. As Sir Colin Campbell wrote in his despatch of the 18th of November, after the relief of the Residency, he mentioned the action of Captain Peel and his force 'leading up his heavy guns with extraordinary gallantry to batter the stone walls...an action almost unexampled in war...Captain Peel...behaved very much as if he had been laying the Shannon alongside an enemy's frigate'. Seven men of the Royal Marine Artillery were entitled to the Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow clasp, however 4 of these medals were returned to the India Office, with one duplicate also issued. As such only 3 medals of this type are believed to be officially extant. Recipient worthy of further research.

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INDIA MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, single clasp,

Lot 28: INDIA MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, single clasp,

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Description: INDIA MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, single clasp, Lucknow (Corpl. Saml Nicholls, 2nd Bn Rifle Bde); officially impressed. Attractively toned, a pleasing extremely fine. Sold with copy original roll mention confirming this award.

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SECOND CHINA WAR MEDAL, 1857-60, single clasp,

Lot 29: SECOND CHINA WAR MEDAL, 1857-60, single clasp,

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Description: SECOND CHINA WAR MEDAL, 1857-60, single clasp, Taku Forts 1860 (Driver Jas Wellman. No 3 B. 13th Bde R. Art.); officially impressed. Dark, perhaps artificial tone, otherwise very fine.Sold with copy original roll mention confirming this award to Driver James Wellman.

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ABYSSINIA MEDAL, 1867 (725 Gunr S. Roach 5:By 25th

Lot 30: ABYSSINIA MEDAL, 1867 (725 Gunr S. Roach 5:By 25th

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Description: ABYSSINIA MEDAL, 1867 (725 Gunr S. Roach 5:By 25th Bgde. R.A.); reverse officially named as struck. Attractive cabinet tone, minor reverse edge bump, otherwise a lustrous almost extremely fine. Corporal Silvester Roach, of Blackwater, Wexford, Ireland, enlisted for service with the Royal Artillery at Dublin on the 14th of March 1861, having previously worked as a Tailor. He served for over 21 years with the colours, including over 5 months in Abyssinia, before his discharge on the 11th of July 1882. Sold with copy attestation and discharge papers, showing this as his only entitlement. He married one Margaret Gallagher and appears to have retired to Guernsey.

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CANADA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1866-70, single

Lot 31: CANADA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1866-70, single

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Description: CANADA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1866-70, single clasp, Fenian Raid 1866 (82 Pte H. Davis. 47th Foot.); officially impressed. Attractive old tone, extremely fine. Private Henry Davis, of Woodley, Berks, enlisted for service with the 47th Foot on the 13th of October 1857 at Reading, having previously worked as a Labourer. He served in 'British North America' for seven and a half years of his 21 years with the colours, and regularly appeared in the regimental defaulters book, being also tried once at court-martial. Sold with copy roll mention and discharge papers confirming this award.

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ASHANTEE MEDAL, 1873-74, 1 clasp, Coomassie (1841,

Lot 32: ASHANTEE MEDAL, 1873-74, 1 clasp, Coomassie (1841,

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Description: ASHANTEE MEDAL, 1873-74, 1 clasp, Coomassie (1841, Pte. J. Cook, 2Bn 23. R.W.Fus:1873-4); officially engraved in upright capitals. Toned, good very fine.

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SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (1040.

Lot 33: SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (1040.

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Description: SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (1040. Pte. T. Edwards. 3/60th Foot); officially engraved in upright capitals. Toned, minor obverse edge nicks, very fine. Sold with copy original roll mention.

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AFGHANISTAN MEDAL, 1878, no clasp (2950. Gr. Ed:

Lot 34: AFGHANISTAN MEDAL, 1878, no clasp (2950. Gr. Ed:

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Description: AFGHANISTAN MEDAL, 1878, no clasp (2950. Gr. Ed: Morris. L/5. R.A.); officially engraved. Toned, a few light hairlines and suspension pin a touch bent, otherwise extremely fine. Gunner Edward Morris, of Cardiff, Wales, attested for service with the Royal Artillery on the 23rd of August 1867 at Cardiff, having previously worked as a Groom. He served for over 14 years with the colours and was a career Gunner, given his mixed disciplinary record, noted amusingly upon discharge in September 1882 as 'Latterly Good'. Sold with copy attestation and discharge papers, confirming this as his only medal entitlement.

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KABUL TO KANDAHAR STAR, 1880 (Havlr Suddadin * 3d

Lot 35: KABUL TO KANDAHAR STAR, 1880 (Havlr Suddadin * 3d

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Description: KABUL TO KANDAHAR STAR, 1880 (Havlr Suddadin * 3d Sikh Infy *); engraved in upright capitals. Toned, very fine.

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EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-89, reverse dated

Lot 36: EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-89, reverse dated

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Description: EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-89, reverse dated 1882, single clasp, Tel-El-Kebir (4536. Pte. P. Gilmore. 1/ Scots Gds.); officially engraved in sloping capitals. Lightly toned, small surface marks in places and light hairlines, tiny reverse bruise at 6 o'clock, otherwise good very fine. ex A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, January, 1934, 10/6. Sold with copy original roll mention, which notes one Private Patrick Gilmore as 'dead' - presumably having died from disease or heatstroke during this campaign.

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EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-89, undated reverse,

Lot 37: EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-89, undated reverse,

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Description: EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-89, undated reverse, single clasp, Suakin 1885 (6156. Pte. J. Gordon. 2/ Scots. Gds.); officially engraved in sloping capitals. Lightly toned, one or two tiny edge nicks and a few light marks to portrait, otherwise a pleasing very fine. ex A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, November, 1937, 7/6. Private John Gordon, of Ashton Under Lyme, Lancashire, enlisted for service with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards at London on the 26th of February 1884, at the age of 24, having previously served with the 4th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. He was later discharged subsequent to the campaign in Egypt & Sudan on the 18th of August, 1886, as being medically unfit for further service, having suffered from Enteric Fever and palpitations whilst serving near Suakin. Sold with copy service papers, medical report, and copy roll mention.

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EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-89, 1 clasp,

Lot 38: EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-89, 1 clasp,

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Description: EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-89, 1 clasp, Tel-El-Kebir (182. Pte. T. Foster. 17th Co. C & T. C.); officially engraved in slanting capitals. Toned, one or two tiny marks, extremely fine. Sold with copy original roll mention confirming this award to one Thomas Foster.

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KHEDIVE'S STAR, 1882 (S. Gds 5066); regimentally

Lot 39: KHEDIVE'S STAR, 1882 (S. Gds 5066); regimentally

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Description: KHEDIVE'S STAR, 1882 (S. Gds 5066); regimentally impressed. Toned, very fine. This specific service number relates to one Private Jeremiah Higgins, of Blarney, Cork, Ireland, who enlisted for service with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards on the 27th of April 1880 at the age of 23, having previously worked as a Druggist's Assistant. He served for a total of six years with the colours and was entitled to the Egypt & Sudan Medal with 2 clasps, Tel el Kebir and Suakin 1888, and this Khedive's Bronze Star. Sold with copy service papers and copy roll mention.

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KHEDIVE'S STAR, 1882 (2nd OFiC R. Ford 6 GG 1959);

Lot 40: KHEDIVE'S STAR, 1882 (2nd OFiC R. Ford 6 GG 1959);

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Description: KHEDIVE'S STAR, 1882 (2nd OFiC R. Ford 6 GG 1959); engraved in upright capitals. Toned, a few light verdigris spots, otherwise very fine. Sold with copy Egypt & Sudan medal roll mention showing that this medal relates to Colour Sergeant Robert Ford, Grenadier Guards.

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KHEDIVE'S STAR, 1884-6, unnamed as issued. Toned,

Lot 41: KHEDIVE'S STAR, 1884-6, unnamed as issued. Toned,

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Description: KHEDIVE'S STAR, 1884-6, unnamed as issued. Toned, good very fine.

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INDIA MEDAL, 1895-1902, 3 clasps, Punjab Frontier

Lot 42: INDIA MEDAL, 1895-1902, 3 clasps, Punjab Frontier

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Description: INDIA MEDAL, 1895-1902, 3 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897, Tirah 1897-98 (4463 Pte. J. Veitch, 1st Bn. North'n Regt.); officially engraved in a running script. Attractive light tone, suspension pin somewhat loose, otherwise good very fine and lustrous. Private James Veitch, of Glooston, Leicestershire, attested for service with the Northamptonshire Regiment on the 15th of November 1894 at Northampton, having previously worked as a Labourer. He appears to have served largely as a Drummer during his 12 and a half years with the colours. Sold with copy attestation papers confirming this award as his sole entitlement.

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INDIA MEDAL, 1895-1902, single clasp, Relief of

Lot 43: INDIA MEDAL, 1895-1902, single clasp, Relief of

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Description: INDIA MEDAL, 1895-1902, single clasp, Relief of Chitral 1895 (3276 Sgt. J. Seward 2nd Battn Welsh Regt.); officially engraved in a running script. Attractive light tone, suspension claw a touch loose, reverse edge nick, otherwise good very fine. Arthur John Seward, of Cardiff, Wales, enlisted for service with the Welsh Regiment on the 1st of February 1892 at Cardiff, having previously worked as a Clerk. He served for four years with the colours, before suffering regular serious illness in India, losing 2-stone of weight, which led to his discharge. Sold with copy attestation and discharge papers, detailing his illness in some depth.

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ASHANTI STAR, 1896, unnamed as issued. Toned,

Lot 44: ASHANTI STAR, 1896, unnamed as issued. Toned,

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Description: ASHANTI STAR, 1896, unnamed as issued. Toned, about extremely fine.

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A Fine India & Boer War Group of 3 awarded to

Lot 45: A Fine India & Boer War Group of 3 awarded to

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Description: A Fine India & Boer War Group of 3 awarded to Private Henry Osborne,1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, wounded in action with the 3rd Battalion KRRC on the 24th of January 1900 at Spion Kop, comprising: India Medal, 1895-1902, single clasp, Relief of Chitral (5595 Pte H. Osborne 1st Bn K. R. Rifle Corps), Queen's South Africa Medal, 2nd type reverse, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (5595 Pte H. Osborne, K.R.R.C.), King's South Africa Medal, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5595 Pte H. Osborne, K.R.R.C.); the first officially engraved in a running script, remainder officially impressed, group loose. Old cabinet tone, nearly extremely fine. (3)

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An Important Boer War Officer Casualty Group of 4

Lot 46: An Important Boer War Officer Casualty Group of 4

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Description: An Important Boer War Officer Casualty Group of 4 awarded to Captain Gilbert Macdonald Stewart, 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action at Spion Kop, comprising: Queen's Sudan Medal, 1896-98 (Lt G. M. Stewart. 2/ Lan: Fus:), Queen's South Africa Medal, 1899-1902, second type reverse, single clasp, Relief of Ladysmith (Capt G. M. Stewart. Lanc: Fus:), Khedive's Sudan Medal, 1896-1908, single clasp, Khartoum (Lieut. G. M. Stewart), Coronation Medal 1901, first and third medals engraved in typical upright capitals, second medal officially impressed, the latter unnamed as issued, medals mounted singly within frame for display. Group toned, extremely fine, and a highly-desirable officer's casualty group for Spion Kop. (4) Captain Gilbert McDonald Stewart was born in Windsor, Berkshire, on the 4th of February 1873, the fifth son of Robert Stewart of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, based in Sydenham, London. He educated at Dulwich College, South London, before attending the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant into the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers in February 1893, and shot for the Army in 1895, when he was also promoted to Lieutenant. He served during the occupation of Crete and then in the Soudan Campaign in 1898, being present for the Battles of Omdurman and Khartoum. He was promoted to the rank of Captain on the 9th of October 1899 and served in South Africa during the Boer War. After the losses and disappointments of 'Black Week' in December 1899 when British losses had continued to rise, the British and Colonial troops hoped to make a concerted effort to outmanoeuvre the Boer forces which had held Ladysmith, Mafeking and Kimberley besieged. Attempting to make a two-pronged encirclement of Boer forces on the Tugela River, thus clearing the way to Ladysmith, the forces under General Sir Redvers Buller VC proceeded to the easterly flank, and those under General Sir Charles Warren took the westerly flank towards the crossing point at Trikhardt's Drift. Met by Boer forces on the facing hill crest of Thabanyama, a bombardment and subsequent infantry attack by Warren's forces was easily repulsed by the entrenched Boer troops, and Warren looked toward taking the great hill of Spion Kop to allow him to turn the Boer flank. He ordered the hill to be taken on the night of the 23rd, where a lightly-equipped force of 1700 men led by Major General Woodgate, comprising eight companies of the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, six of the 2nd Royal Lancasters, two of the 1st South Lancashires, one-hundred and eighty men of Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry, and half a company of Sappers, slowly climbed the hill and cleared a Boer piquet which was taken completely by surprise, and they began with difficulty to entrench their rocky position. Once daylight had broken on the morning of the 24th, their mistake was realised, as the British & Colonial troops discovered to their cost that they had only cleared the first part of Spion Kop, and that a larger Boer force remained at its true summit, and furthermore, Boer troops and artillery commanded three further opposing hills, bearing down on their position. Boer snipers and shelling wrought havoc on the British troops below, and fearing for their own reasons that the British would take and hold this tactical position, and charge was launched by some 300 burghers of the Pretoria Commando, with their Mausers and hunting knives, where brutal hand to hand fighting ensued, resulting in an exhausted stand off for both sides, as the shelling resumed upon the British. Major-General Woodgate was killed by shrapnel, and soon after other senior officers including Colonel Blomfield of the Lancashire Fusiliers, fell in quick succession, the latter severely wounded. Colonel Malby Crofton of the Royal Lancasters, who was totally overwhelmed by finding himself in command, managed to semaphore for help from the hill, pleading: "Reinforce at once or all is lost. General dead." Without being able to provide any meaningful leadership, Warren sent runners to appoint Thorneycroft to command, who led a counterattack and personally prevented the surrender of wavering British troops for just long enough for reinforcements to arrive from Coke's Brigade. Acting as a courier between Spion Kop and Buller's Headquarters that day, a young Lieutenant and journalist Winston Churchill reported of the scene: "Corpses lay here and there. Many of the wounds were of a horrible nature. The splinters and fragments of the shells had torn and mutilated them. The shallow trenches were choked with dead and wounded." By nightfall of the 24th, roughly 24 hours into the battle, Thorneycroft ordered his remaining exhausted, unfed and thirsty troops to retreat to the foot of the hill, leaving the equally weary remaining Boer troops in control of the hill. In the course of the day's fighting the British suffered 243 killed and around 1,250 wounded or missing. Boer losses were also heavy by proportion, with 68 killed and 267 wounded or missing. The 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers of Woodgate's Brigade suffered heaviest of all, with eight officers amongst the number killed or wounded, and it was here at Spion Kop that Captain Gilbert McDonald Stewart was killed in action, this believed his first experience under enemy fire, and his name is inscribed on a memorial tablet outside of the New Memorial Library at Dulwich College, as well as his name and likeness being used on cigarette cards of the 'South African Series'. Sold within frame including a silver award plaque, believed to be for shooting, date 1895, a quantity of original paper cuttings and letters written to his brother 1894-8, and some relevant research.

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An Interesting Sudan Campaign Pair awarded to

Lot 47: An Interesting Sudan Campaign Pair awarded to

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Description: An Interesting Sudan Campaign Pair awarded to Private J Burdock, 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, later wounded in action during the Boer War at Honingspruit and Spion Kop in early 1900, comprising: Queen's Sudan Medal, 1896-98 (5141, Pte. J. Burdock. 2/Lan: Fus:); and Khedive's Sudan Medal, 1897, single clasp, Khartoum (5141 Pte. J. Burdock. 2nd L.F); the first officially engraved in slanting capitals, the second privately engraved in tall upright capitals, medals loose. Pair toned, occasional tiny contact marks, the first a pleasing good very fine, the second extremely fine. (2) Private James Burdock was born in 'Hereford, America' and attested for service with the Lancashire Fusiliers at Bury on the 24th of January 1895, having previously worked as a Piecer. He served during the Sudan Campaign, and also later during the Boer War, where he was twice wounded in action, resulting in his discharge from further service after nearly 6 years with the colours. An interesting recipient, worthy of further research. Sold with copy attestation papers, showing an additional Boer War entitlement.

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QUEEN'S SUDAN MEDAL, 1896-98 (4538, Pte. J. Beale,

Lot 48: QUEEN'S SUDAN MEDAL, 1896-98 (4538, Pte. J. Beale,

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Description: QUEEN'S SUDAN MEDAL, 1896-98 (4538, Pte. J. Beale, 1/R/ War: R.); officially engraved in upright capitals. Toned, tiny obverse edge nick and reverse bump, otherwise an attractive about extremely fine. Joseph Henry Beale, of Leeds, Yorkshire, attested for service with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on the 7th of March 1895 at Warwick, having previously worked as a Machinist. He served a total of 10 years with the colours, including one and a half years in Egypt. Sold with copy attestation papers confirming the above award.

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A Boer War Pair awarded to Captain Frederic

Lot 49: A Boer War Pair awarded to Captain Frederic

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Description: A Boer War Pair awarded to Captain Frederic Whitworth-Jones, South African Mounted Irregular Forces (SAMIF), late King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI), comprising: Queen's South Africa Medal, 3rd type reverse, single clasp, Cape Colony (Capt: F. W. Jones. S.A.M.I.F.), King's South Africa Medal, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Capt: W. F. [sic] Jones. S.A.M.I.F.); pair officially impressed, and mounted on bar with reverse pin for wear. Toned, light hairlines from gentle polishing, tiny edge bruise to KSA, pair otherwise good very fine. (2) Frederick Whitworth Jones was born on the 9th of October 1867, the first son of Henry Whitworth-Jones, a notable Opera Singer (1817-1891) and contemporary of Charles Dickens. He attended Radley College, and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry on the 28th of January 1888, but having reached Lieutenant, he then transferred to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry again as Second Lieutenant on the 21st December, 1889. By the time of the Boer War he was serving with the South African Mounted Irregular Force, and is reported as having been involved with the railways there. His regular address is mentioned in the London Gazette as also being at Brook House, Pulham St Mary Diss, Norfolk, noted in respect to the death of his mother Maria Whitworth Jones at this residence, in July 1905. He died on the 27th of June, 1935, at The Hatch, Seend, Wiltshire. He may also have been involved with the British Olympic Council c.1914. Sold with associated miniatures, copy QSA roll mention, and some associated research. He is possibly of some relation to Captain Stewart Gilbert Macdonald.

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A Boer War Campaign Pair awarded to Corporal

Lot 50: A Boer War Campaign Pair awarded to Corporal

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Description: A Boer War Campaign Pair awarded to Corporal Thomas Transfield, Scots Guards, comprising: Queen's South Africa Medal, 1899-1902, 2nd type reverse with ghosted dates, 6 clasps, Belmont, Modder River, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (8951 Corl T. Transfield, Scots Gds:); King's South Africa Medal, 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (8951 Pte. T. Transfield. Scots Guards.); pair officially impressed, sewn to fabric bar. Toned, light hairlines, pleasing good very fine. (2) ex Spink, February 1927, £3/10/0. Private Thomas Transfield, of Poplar, Middlesex, enlisted for service on the 13th of April 1891 at the age of 21, having previously served in the 1st Essex Volunteers. He reached the rank of Lance-Sergeant before reverting to Private for using 'insubordinate language to his superior officer' during service in the Boer War. He served a total of 12 years with the colours, and was discharged on the 7th of April 1903.

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