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India General Service 1854. Glazed and gilded. With clasp 'Pegu'

A magnificent un-marked H.E.I.C. presentation piece

The silver medal exquisitely gilded, with the planchet contained within obverse and reverse sealed glazed lunettes

A choice item of Honourable East India Company history

Condition: EF

Code: 18713Price: 395.00 GBP


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India General Service Medal 1854-95. Silver issue with clasp 'Burma 1885-7' (1263 Sepoy Rankarn Gurung 44th. Bl. Infy.)

Note: Reference 'British Battles & Medals' (Seventh edition, 2006) the unit, a 'Gurkha' class regiment, is confirmed as being present in the Burma campaign commemorated on this medal

The recipient was a Gurkha soldier serving as a Sepoy (Private) in the 44th Regiment, Gurkha (Light) Infantry of the Indian Army

The regiment was restyled as 8th Gurkha Rifles in 1903 - and was a Gurkha Regiment with a long and highly distinguished history of campaign service on the North East Frontiers of India, Burma and in Tibet

Condition: GVF

Code: 19678Price:


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India General Service Medal 1854-95, Silver issue with clasp 'N.E. Frontier 1891' (Mr. D. J. Clancey. Field Engineer.)

Important: Field Engineer Dominic James Clancey, a Civil Engineer of the Government of India, was 'Mentioned-in-Despatches' for his services with the Silchar Column, during the 'Manipur Expedition' of 1891, his MID being published in the London Gazette issue of 14 August 1891

Note: The Manipur Campaign of 1891, was not Dominic Clancey's first war! As a child he is confirmed as being a child residing at the Lucknow Residency, during the entire length of the siege whereat the British and loyal Indian garrison heroically held out against overwhelming odds to secure a famous 'Imperial' victory. While Dominic, his elder brother and Mother had miraculously survived the hellish ordeals of the 'Defence of the Residency' at Lucknow, his father a member of the Indian Uncovenanted Civil Service, had been killed-in-action on

Dominic James Clancey, son of Thomas James Clancey (Compositor, Unconvenated Indian Civil Service) and Elizabeth Clancey (nee Phillips) was born at, Lucknow, Oude, India, on 18 April 1856. Dominic's father, Thomas Clancey, was a native born Irishman from, Cork, Ireland, and his mother Elizabeth Clancey (nee Philipps) was an 'Indo-Briton' born in Delhi, India, on 18 February 1836. During the Indian Mutiny, Dominic, together with his older brother and parents were incarcerated in the British Residency at Lucknow. The family remained in the Lucknow Residency throughout the course of the siege, however their stay was not without loss, as Dominic's father, an uncovenanted civil servant in the collectors office, was killed-in-action on while defending the residency. A memorial tomb to Thomas James Clancey remains to this day in the grounds of the former Lucknow Residency - and a national shrine in India - with the inscription;

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Near this spot are interred the remains of Thomas John Clancey of the Chief Commissioner's Office, Lucknow, who was killed during the siege of Lucknow now on the 1st July 1857, aged 28 years and 5 months.

"I shall go to him, but he will never return to me."

This tomb has been erected by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Clancey, and subsequently renewed by his sons John Charles and Dominic James

Unquote.

Dominic was educated at the famous Thomason College, Roorkee, India, where he graduated as an Engineer. Like his father before him, after graduation he embarked on a career with the Indian Civil Service, being appointed an Apprentice Engineer and posted to Rajputana in November 1878. Clancey transferred as an Assistant Engineer to Assam in January 188. Dominic appears to have spent the rest of his professional engineering career in Assam, where he held successive senior engineering posts, and in the process acquiring an unsurpassed knowledge of the North Eastern frontier regions, and in particular the topography, transport and logistics of the region. It was for his intimate knowledge of Assam and the North East Frontier that he was appointed 'Field Engineer' to the Silchar Column during the Manipur Expedition of 1891 - and for which he was subsequently 'Mention-in-Despatches' (reference London Gazette issue of 14 August 1891). In 1902, while on a period of leave from India, Dominic (aged 45 years and by denomination a Non Conformist) married Dorothy Henrietta Mary Jackson (21 years of age) at the Barry Road, Congregational Church, East Dulwich, London, on 12 February 1902. The couple returned to India later that year, and in the following year, a son Dennis St Clair Clancey was born to the couple in Assam on 5 October 1903. A second son, Vernon James St Clair Clancey was born to the couple at Camberwell, Surrey, England, on 23 May 1905. Dominic latterly served as Assistant to the Chief Engineer and Under Secretary to the Government of East Bengal and Assam from October 1905. Dominic Clancey retired from the Indian Civil Service in April 1909, and shortly retired to England, where in 1911, the family are recorded as living at, 206 Worple Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, England. Dominic James Clancey is recorded as having died at his home, Blackmoor Lodge, Guildford, Surrey, England, on 5 March 1939

Dominic's brother, John Charles Clancey (1854-1932) - a former officer of the Survey Department, Government of India, died in Agra, India, on 26 August 1932. John's son, 2nd Lieutenant Trevor John Clancey, had preceded him, when he had 'Killed-in-Action' in Belgium on 24 October 1914, while serving with the 2nd Battalion Border Regiment. Post-war, when John Clancey applied for his late son's war medals, his forwarding address was given as 'The Snuggery, Darjeeling ', which is now 'The Windemere Hotel', Darjeeling, and which in 2019 is an award winning colonial 'Heritage Hotel'

A fascinating medal recipient from a family with a rich history of service in British India & Burma, as well as supreme sacrifice to the British Empire.

A scarce & highly desirable campaign medal to a Civil Engineer 'Field Engineer', who was Mentioned-in-Despatches for his services during the' Manipur Expedition 1891'

Condition: GVF

Code: 19771Price:


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India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, Bhootan, North West Frontier (Sepoy Suntea Thappa, 66th or Goorkha Regt.)

Note: Upper clasp attached by rivets. With small 'Bazaar Wallah' silver test mark on rim

Recipient was a Sepoy (Rifleman) serving with the 66th or Goorkha Regiment of the Indian Army

In 1881 this Gurkha regiment was retitled 1st Gurkha (Rifle) Regiment

Condition: VF

Code: 16141Price: 345.00 GBP


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India General Service 1854-95, 3 clasps, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89, N.E. Frontier 1891 (833 Sepoy Banbir Thapa (2d.) 44th. Bl. Infy.)

Note: Reference 'British Battles & Medals' (Seventh edition, 2006) the unit, a 'Gurkha' class regiment, is confirmed as being present in all the campaigns commemorated on this particular multi-clasp medal

The lower clasp with adpated lugs to mount the subsequent clasp is typical found on medals originally issued with flush clasps, that needed to be removed and or adpated to mount subsequent later issue clasps

The recipient was a Gurkha soldier serving as a Sepoy (Private) in the 44th Regiment, Gurkha (Light) Infantry of the Indian Army

The regiment was restyled as 8th Gurkha Rifles in 1903 - and a unit with a long and distinguished history of campaign service on the North East Frontier of India, Burma and in Tibet

Condition: About GVF

Code: 18711Price: 350.00 GBP


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India General Service 1854-95, 3 clasps, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89, N.E. Frontier 1891 (1290 Sepoy Judhbir Ram 44th. Bl. Infy.)

Note: With single official correction to 1 x letter only of forename - exactly as issued

Reference 'British Battles & Medals' (Seventh edition, 2006) the unit, a 'Gurkha' class regiment, is confirmed as being present in all the campaigns commemorated on this particular multi-clasp medal

The lower clasp with adapted lugs to mount the subsequent clasp is typical found on medals originally issued with flush clasps, that needed to be removed and or adapted to mount subsequent later issue clasps

The recipient was a Gurkha soldier serving as a Sepoy (Private) in the 44th Regiment, Gurkha (Light) Infantry of the Indian Army

The regiment was restyled as 8th Gurkha Rifles in 1903 - and was a Gurkha Regiment with a long and highly distinguished history of campaign service on the North East Frontier of India, Burma and in Tibet

Condition: GVF

Code: 19677Price:


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India General Service 1854-95. Silver issue with 4 x clasps 'N.E. Frontier 1891', 'Chin-Lushai 1889-90', 'Burma 1887-89', 'Burma 1885-7' (***9 Sepoy Parbir Thapa 44th Bl. Infy.)

Note: The first 3 x digits of regimental number indistinct - it may have been been 1219 or 1279

Provenance: Published in the collection of A.A. Payne L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., viz 'British and Foreign Orders, War Medals and Decorations (Sheffield, 1911). One of the finest & most extensive collections of Orders, Decorations & Medals ever amassed (approx 2500 medals). This medal being included as one of only 2 x four clasps IGS 1854 medals in the collection. Interestingly, the medal is marked as being 'With Verification Certificate' - and almost certainly provided to Payne by his correspondent Gurkha Rifles officer & collector (Wilson) then serving in British India

Important: The clasp 'Chin Lushai 1889-1890' is very scarce to regiment, as while the regiment was extensively deployed in the adjacent 'Chin Hills' 1888-1889, the clasp for 'Chin-Lushai 1889-90' was only awarded to those serving on detachment (ref Campaign Medals awarded to the Gurkha Regiment (J.L. Chapple, 1987 edition - which confirms regiment present for all the other campaigns commemorated on the medal). Amongst the few men of the regiment serving on detachment during the 'Chin-Lushai' expedition of 1889-90, was Subadar Heema Chand (awarded I.O.M. for gallantry in the Naga Hills (GGO 1133 of 12 November 1875) who was later killed in Manipur in 1891), whose magnificent 7 x clasp IGS 1854 and IOM medal were formerly in the Brian Ritchie Collection (DNW 2005)'

The recipient was a Gurkha soldier serving as a Sepoy (Private) in the 44th Regiment, Gurkha (Light) Infantry of the Indian Army

The regiment was restyled as 8th Gurkha Rifles in 1903 - and was a Gurkha Regiment with a long and very distinguished history of campaign service on the North East Frontier of India, Burma and in Tibet

A very scarce & desirable multi-clasp IGS 1854, with excellent provenance to the 44th Regiment Gurkha (Light) Infantry of the Indian Army - later 8th Gurkha Rifles

Condition: About VF

Code: 19676Price:


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Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859. No clasp (Sepoy Nandoo Kawas 66th Goorkha L.I.)

The recipient was by ethnicity a Khas Rajput (a class domiciled in the Nepal, Garhwal, Kumaon regions) serving as a Sepoy (Private) with the 66th Goorkha Light Infantry, of the East India Company's erstwhile 'Bengal Army'

Note: The 66th Goorkha Light Infantry were originally raised at Sabathu in 1815 as the very first 'Gurkha' infantry regiment of the East India Company's 'Bengal Army. On formation, the regiment was called 1st 'Nusseree' Battalion. Subsequently called 1st Gurkha Rifles (1901), the regiment serves in the present day Indian Army as 1st Gorkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment), and has the distinction of being the oldest Gurkha Rifles regiment raised by the British and which has remained in continuous military service through to and including 2019

During the Indian Mutiny, Lieutenant John Adam Tytler became the first British 'Gurkha' officer to be awarded the Victoria Cross (VC), which he received for his gallantry against the enemy at Choorpoorah

1st Gurkha Rifles were awarded the below following battle honours for their collective services prior to 1900;

- Aliwal
- Sobraon
- Afghanistan 1878-80
- Punjab Frontier
- Tirah

Condition: VF

Code: 19769Price:


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Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859. No clasp. Un-named as issued to Nepalese 'All-Ranks' of the Nepal Contingent

Note: All Indian Mutiny medals to Nepalese officers and other ranks of the Nepal Contingent were issued un-named, and without clasp(s)

The Nepal Contingent that supported the British during the Indian Mutiny was personally led in the field by the Jang Bahadur Rana - the then Prime Minister of Nepal - and founder of the Rana Dynasty of hereditary prime-ministers (Dictators) of Nepal that ruled Nepal with an 'Iron Fist' in the period 1851-1951. Comprised of of an estimated 8,000 all-ranks, the Nepal Contingent numbered 12 different regiments, and had a small cadre of British Officers attached form the forces of the Honourable East India Company. The Nepal Contingent were deployed extensively, in Oudh Province where , in March 1858, they fought in the operations leading to the relief of the 'Lucknow Residency', and later served in the suppression of the rebels in various parts of Central India

For illustrative purpose see the attached portrait image of Jang Bahadur Ran in his later years in which he wears the insignia of the Orders of the Bath and the Order of the Star of India (conferred on him as a loyal ally of the British Raj) and and including an Indian Mutiny campaign medal which latter he wore below his British orders and before his Nepalese campaign medal

Few of the un-named Mutiny Medals awarded to the Nepal Contingent survive in 2019

Condition: Some old patination VF

Code: 19770Price:


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China Medal 1857-60 (Second Opium War). No clasp

An un-named example as issued from the Royal Mint for award to Officers, Ratings and Other Ranks of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines

The medal fitted with a short length of original stitched silk riband

Condition: About VF

Code: 19524Price: 195.00 GBP

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