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France: Saint Helena Medal 1792-1815 (Médaille de Sainte-Hélène 1792-1815)

The first official campaign medal to be awarded by France

The St. Helena Medal was awarded retrospectively to veterans of the 'Grande Armee' who had fought and otherwise served during the various campaigns and wars of the Napoleonic era 1792-1815

Condition: GVF

Code: 18861Price: 60.00 GBP


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France: Saint Helena Medal 1792-1815 (Médaille de Sainte-Hélène 1792-1815)

The first official campaign medal to be awarded by France

The St. Helena Medal was awarded retrospectively to veterans of the 'Grande Armee' who had fought and otherwise served during the various campaigns and wars of the Napoleonic era 1792-1815

A choice condition example

Condition: EF

Code: 18877Price: 75.00 GBP


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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. Bronze issue with clasp 'Burma 1885-7' (Dooly Bearer Jiwan 23d. Bo: Infy.)

The recipient was an attested native 'Non Combatant' follower, performing the trade of 'Dooly Beaer' (Carrier of personnel or supplies) whle serving with the 23rd Bombay Infantry, a regiment of the British Indian Army

Note: The 23rd Bombay Infantry were awarded the battle honour 'Burma 1885-87' for their services in Burma

23rd Bombay Infantry were in 1901 restyled as 23rd Bombay Rifles , and in 1922 became 4th (Outram's) Battalion 6th Rajputana Rifles. In 2018 the descendent unit of this famous regiment is still thriving in the Indian Army, as 4th Battalion Rajputana Rifles

The medal in uncommonly good condition for awards made in this era that were issued to non-combatant followers

Condition: About EF

Code: 18974Price: 175.00 GBP


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India General Service Medal 1854-95. Bronze issue with 1 x clasp 'Burma 1887-89' (Muleteer Lall Singh, No. 8 Bl. Mtn. By.)

The recipient was an attested native 'Non Combatant' follower, performing the trade of 'Muleteer' (Mule Driver) whle serving with the 8th Bengal Mountain Battery of the British Indian Army

Important: Reference 'The History of the Indian Mountain Artillery' (Graham, 1957), confirms 8th (Lahore) Mountian Battery served in Burma from March 1887, and was subsequently awarded the battle honour, 'Burma 1885-87' one of four Indan Army 'Mountain Battery's to be so honoured (the others were 4th (Hazara), 5th (Bombay) & 7th(Bengal)

The medal in uncommonly good condition for awards made in this era and issued to non-combatant followers


Condition: GVF

Code: 18973Price:


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India General Service Medal 1854-95. Bronze issue with clasp 'N. E. Frontier 1891' (107 Dooly Bearer Chandi Comst Transport Deptt)

The recipient was an Indian non-combatant 'Follower' perfomring the trade of 'Dooly Bearer' (Stretcher Bearer / Carrier) while serving with the Commissariat Transport Department of the Indian Army

The 'Dooly' was a native 'Palanquin', or litter, where two or four 'Dooly Carriers' would carry invalided men, or supplies, suspendend from shoulder high bamboo poles from which were strung / suspended canvas litters / sheets

A desirable medal and clasp for the hardest fought of all the 'North East Frontier' operations during the Victorian era

A scarce seen single clasp medal

Condition: About GVF

Code: 18971Price:


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India General Service Medal 1854-95. Silver issue with clasp 'Lushai 1889-92' (2193 Pte. Velayudham 4th. Madras Infy. (Pioneers))

The recipient was a South Indian of Tamil ethnicity, serving as a Private soldier with the 4th Madras Infantry (Pioneers), a regiment of the British Indian Army

Reference 'A Dangerous Game. British Colonial Warfare on the Indian Subcontinent 1854-1892'. Volume III (Parrit & Waibel, 2010). therin confirmed that men of 4th Madras Infantry (Pioneers), took part in at least two of the five Lushai expeditions between 1889-1892. In the first expedition (Jan-May 1899) the 4th Madras provided 4 x British Officers & 206 Indian 'All-Ranks. In the last expedition that qualified for this calsp, the 4th Madras Infantry (Pioneers) are recorded as having provided 44 x 'All-Ranks' to the column under command of Captain H. Rose, 3rd Gurkhas, for service between March-June 1892

A scarce seen single clasp medal

Condition: VF

Code: 18972Price:


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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 regiment, 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 clasps - and atypical thus for medals originally issued with flush clasps, which 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 becoming 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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Afghanistan Medal 1878-80. With clasp 'Peiwar Kotal' (1838 Lce. Sgt. R. Graham, 72nd. Highrs.)

Note: Single official correction to letter 'M' in surname

Medal and single clasp verified as the recipients only medal entitlement per the respective campaign medal roll of the 72nd Highlanders (ref WO 100/52)

Important: Sergeant Robert Graham, 72nd Highlanders, is confirmed as having 'Died of Disease' at the Field Hospital located at Khooroom (sp) Afghanistan, on 6 December 1878

Robert Graham, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Graham, was a native of Penrith, Cumberland, England, where he was born in 1850, and baptized on 10 November 1850. Robert was of born into a rural farming community, his father being employed as a 'Farming Labourer' (ref National Census for England & Wales 1851 & 1861). Robert's name does not appear as living at home with his family in the 1871 Census, by which time, aged 20 years, he had left home and enlisted in the British Army

The service and supreme sacrifice by Robert Graham is commemorated in perpetuity on the handsome regimental memorial of the 72nd Highlanders that stands on the esplanade, outside Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. The memorial which comprises of a polished red granite obelisk, records that Lance Sergeant R. Graham, 'Died of Disease' in Afghanistan, while serving with the 72nd Duke of Albany's Highlanders

The Victorian artist Lady Hamilton, was commissioned to paint a massive depiction of the battle of the Peiwar Kotal, which is on proud display in the halls of the Natinal Army Museum, London. The painting shows ofificers and men of the 72nd Highlanders and 5th Goorkhas advancing under fire through the tree studded slopes of the Peiwar Kotal. A magnificent painting

A scarce single clasp casualty campaign medal for the storming of the 'Peiwar Kotal', the most celebrated action of the first phase of the Second Afghan War

The medal in choice condition, and retaining oiginal long length of original silk riband as issued

Condition: EF

Code: 18970Price:

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