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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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China Medal 1857-160. With clasp 'Taku Forts 1860' (Reuben Chapman, 44th Regt.)

Important: Medal and clasp confirmed as entitled per the respective campaign medal roll of 44th Foot (Ref WO 100/41)

Note: Recipient was a soldier holding the rank of Private while serving in the 44th Regiment of Foot (in 1881 the regiment became the 1st Battalion Essex Regment)

The recipients extant service papers held and accessible at The National Archives show that Reuben Chapman was a native of the parish of Good Easter, Chelmsford, Essex, England, where he was born circa 1839. By trade a 'Labourer' he was 18 years & and 3 months of age when he enlisted for the British Army, at Chelmsford, on 31 October 1857. Most of Reuben's subsequent military service (he had 20 years 226 days reckonable time towards good conduct pay and pension) was spent overseas (his overseas service totalled 14 years & 1 month), including active campaign service during the Second 'Opium War' in China. His overseas postings included;

- China: 1 year & 8 months
- East Indies: 12 years & 5 months

Reuben Chapman was twice promoted to Corporal, and twice reduced to the ranks for 'Drink' related offences. Reuben took his final discharge from the British Army on 17 August 1878, due to 'Being found unfit for further service'. At discharge his military conduct was described as being 'Good', and that he was holding the China Medal with clasp 'Taku Forts' & a Third Class Certificate of Education. During his long army service his name had appeared three times in the 'Regimental Defaulters Book' including being 'Twice tried by Court Martial'. After discharge his intended place of residence was shown as being his hometown of Chelmsford, Essex

A medal with strong County of Essex interest

The medal is sold together with hard copy extract page from the respective campaign medal roll

Condition: About GVF

Code: 18352Price:


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China Medal 1857-1860. With 3 x clasps, 'Fatshan 1857', 'Canton 1857' ' & 'Taku Forts 1858'

Un-named as issued to Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel.

An impressive multi-clasp campaign medals for the second 'Opium War'

Condition: GVF

Code: 18351Price:


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China Medal 1857-1860. With 3 x clasps, 'Canton 1857' 'Taku Forts 1858' & 'Taku Forts 1860'

Un-named as issued to Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel.

An impressive multi-clasp campaign medals for the second 'Opium War'

Condition: About EF

Code: 18350Price: 525.00 GBP


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Afghanistan Medal 1878-80. With 2 x clasps 'Ali Musjid' 'Kabul' (Subr. Roop Singh Lama, 4th Goorkha Regt.)

Important: Recipient was a Native Officer, holding the appointment rank of 'Subadar' while serving with the 4th Goorkha Regiment

The 4th Goorkha Regiment was restyled the 4th Gurkha (Rifle) Regiment in 1891; 4th Gurkha Rifles in 1901 and as 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles in 1924. The regiment continues to serve in the Indian Army today as the 4th Gorkha Rifles

Condition: GVF

Code: 14895Price: 475.00 GBP


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India General Service Medal 1895-1902. Victoria silver issue with 3 x clasps 'Punjab Frontier 1897-98' 'Samana 1897-98' & 'Tirah 1897-98' (685 Bugle Major Maniram Bura 2d. Bn. 4th. Gurkhas)

Recipient was a Bugle Major serving with 2nd Battalion 4th Gurkha Rifles

Bugle Major was a unique appointment held by only one member of the regiment at any particular time

A scarce and desirable rank and medal clasp combination to the 4th Gurkha Rifles

Condition: Very Fine

Code: 17459Price: 375.00 GBP


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Egypt: Khedives Sudan Medal 1896-1908. Silver issue with clasp 'Nyam-Nyam'

Un-named as issued

The clasp was awarded in respect of the punitive expedition mounted in 1905 against the 'Zande' or 'Nyam-Nyam' tribe in the Bahr-el-Ghazal province

Note: No regiments of the British Army deployed on this expedition, other then British Officers and NCO's serving on attachment, with the native regiments of the Egyptian Army including several Sudanese infantry battalions

Condition: About GVF

Code: 18349Price: 195.00 GBP


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Africa General Service Medal 1902. EdVII silver issue with clasp 'Somaliland 1902-04' (2054 Sapr. Poshati Shiuram. 17 Coy 3rd S & M.)

Important: Medal and clasp verified as entitled per the respective campaign medal roll of the 3rd Sappers and Miners (Ref WO 100/101) which was compiled and signed at Kirkee Cantonment, Poona, Bombay Presidency on 10 August 1905

Recipient was a an Indian soldier of the Hindu faith serving with 17th Company of the 3rd (Bombay) Sappers & Miners

Condition: Cleaned VF

Code: 18346Price: 175.00 GBP


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South African War 1899-1902: National Commemorative Medal. White Metal. Large 45mm issue

Referred to as the 'Absent Minded Beggar' Medal, in reference to the use of the iconic figure of the bandaged warrior painted by Richard Caton Woodville Jr, as an accompanying illustration for Rudyard Kipling's Boer War poem 'A Gentleman in Kharki'

Obverse: Full figure of a wounded head bandaged British soldier with rifle and fixed bayonet at the ready standing on rocky ground, his helmet on the ground. With dates 1899 /1900” and legend 'The National Commemorative Medal'.

Reverse: The Union flag wrapped around an ear of wheat entwined with the national flowers of England (rose), Scotland (thistle) and Ireland (shamrock). With the inscription “This medal commemorates the magnificent response of Britain's sons to the Empire's call to arms Transvaal War 1899-1900'' and ' The Queen God Bless Her' and below 'Daily Mail Kipling Poem'. With maker’s marks “S&S” in small letters close to the rim on the left, these being the marks of London makers 'Spink & Sons'

Spink and Son produced produced the “National Commemorative Medal” in white metal, bronze, silver-gilt and 18ct gold.

Scarce found in this choice condition in white metal

Condition: About EF

Code: 18347Price:


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South African War 1899-1902: National Commemorative Medal. Bronze. Large 45mm issue

Referred to as the 'Absent Minded Beggar' Medal, in reference to the use of the iconic figure of the bandaged warrior painted by Richard Caton Woodville Jr, as an accompanying illustration for Rudyard Kipling's Boer War poem 'A Gentleman in Kharki'

Obverse: Full figure of a wounded head bandaged British soldier with rifle and fixed bayonet at the ready standing on rocky ground, his helmet on the ground. With dates 1899 /1900” and legend 'The National Commemorative Medal'.

Reverse: The Union flag wrapped around an ear of wheat entwined with the national flowers of England (rose), Scotland (thistle) and Ireland (shamrock). With the inscription “This medal commemorates the magnificent response of Britain's sons to the Empire's call to arms Transvaal War 1899-1900'' and ' The Queen God Bless Her' and below 'Daily Mail Kipling Poem'. With maker’s marks “S&S” in small letters close to the rim on the left, these being the marks of London makers 'Spink & Sons'

Spink and Son produced produced the “National Commemorative Medal” in white metal, bronze, silver-gilt and 18ct gold.

Condition: About EF

Code: 18348Price:

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