A VERY NICE CRIMEAN WAR & INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL GROUP, 
COMPRISING CRIMEA CLASP SEBASTOPOL, MUTINY MEDAL CLASP LUCKNOW, TURKISH CRIMEA MEDAL, SCARCE BRITISH ISSUE, THE FIRST 2 CORRECTLY IMPRESSED TO JOHN THORN 97TH. REGIMENT, ( EARL OF ULSTERS )WITH COPY ENLISTMENT AND SERVICE PAPERS  CONFIRMING ALL MEDALS, ROLLS ETC.
CONTACT MARKS AND EDGE KNOCKS BUT STILL AN ATTRACTIVE GROUP

£575

NOTE*


3558 Private John Thorn, born Redcliffe, Bristol; enlisted 97th Regiment, June 1854; discharged August 1876, having served 21 years and 28 days with the Colours.

The Bristol Times and Mirror gives the following obituary, 'We regret to announce that Mr John Thorn, a Bristol veteran, died September 15th. Born in 1837, Mr Thorn enlisted June, 1854, in the 97th Regiment, now 2nd Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent), and served in that regiment for over 21 years. He saw active service in the Crimea and in India during the mutiny, receiving the Crimean, Turkish, and Mutiny medals, with clasps for Sebastopol and Lucknow. Mr Thorne was on the committee of the Veteran's Association and worked hard in the interest of his old comrades, and for some years he had been steward of the Beaconsfield Club, Ashton Gate. He was well known and much respected. The funeral took place at Greenback Cemetery, and was attended by a number of the local veterans.


 

A RARE GROUP TO AN OFFICER IN THE INDIAN ARMY WHO VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE IN THE CRIMEA AS A CAPTAIN WITH THE TURKISH CONTINGENT AND WITH THE 49TH REGT OF FOOT WHICH HIS BROTHER COMMANDED,

CRIMEA CLASP SEBASTOPOL, INDIAN MUTINY, I.G.S. CLASP UMBEYLA, TURKISH CRIMEA (BRITISH ISSUE) TO  MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES ARMSTRONG 14TH NATIVE INFANTRY

£2250

NOTE*

Charles Armstrong was a son of James Armstrong, Esq., of the Bengal Civil Service, and a brother to James Wells Armstrong and Arthur Savory Armstrong. He entered the Army as an Ensign in the 10th Bengal Native Infantry on 22 July 1845, becoming Lieutenant in July 1849. He served in the Crimea as a local Captain with the Turkish Contingent, and was present as a Volunteer with the 49th Regiment (his elder brothers Regiment) at the attack on the Redan on 18 June 1855 (Medal with clasp, Turkish Medal). He served during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, and was attached to the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade under Major-General Wyndham at Cawnpore, 26th to 29th November, 1857, and was severely wounded through both legs, the right leg amputated (Medal). Promoted Brevet Captain in July 1860, he served as second in command of the 14th Bengal Native Infantry during the Umbeyla campaign of 1863 (Medal with clasp). Armstrong received further promotion to Major in 1865, to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1871, to Colonel in 1876, and finally to Major-General in 1881. He died on 27 November 1894. in Southsea.


WILLIAM ASHTON

Brigade Surgeon 53rd. Foot ( Shropshire )


Served in the Mutiny with firstly the 79th Highlanders at the storming of Rampore Kussia and then with the 53rd Foot at the General Hospital at Calcutta. Promoted Staff Surgeon 1860, transferred to the Royal Artillery 1864 and appointed Surgeon Major on the Staff 1872, Brigade Surgeon 1888 Died 1904


£750

ARTHUR JOHN DOIG


Lt.-Colonel 15th. & 20th. Bombay Native Infantry & Bombay Saff Corps


Born 9th July at Belgaum India son of John Doig Surgeon Bombay Army.

Educated Edinburgh Academy and nominated as a Cadet in the HEIC Army for the 1854/5 season, commissioned as Ensign 16th July 1855, posted to the 15th Bombay Native Infantry ( a very promising young Officer).

During the Mutiny present at the siege and surrender of Shorapore Fort 9th Feb 1858, Appointed to the Bombay Staff Corps 14th Dec 1861, transferred to Jacobs rifles as Adjutant 28th Feb 1863, Quartermaster 1874, Major 16th July 1875, transferred to the 15th Bombay N.I. as Wing Officer 1875, appointed Superintendent of Bazaars at Malagaon 1875, Lt-Colonel 1882 and Magistrate at Malagaon 1887, died 14th July 1888


£500



ROBERT HENDERSON


RARE DOUBLE ISSUE

Chaplain to Sir Colin Campbell 93rd. Highlanders


He was born in 1825 and ordained as Minister for Newton on Ayr 19th. January 1850. He was appointed to the Bengal Presidency 8th July 1851 as a Church of Scotland Chaplain. In 1857 he volunteered to serve as Chaplain to the 93rd Highlanders and became the personal Chaplain to Sir Colin Campbell and was present at the Relief of Lucknow. (Medal and clasp,) also issued a Defence of Lucknow medal and clasp presumably by mistake, medal roll confirms.He later became the Senior Minister in the Church of Scotland and served in the Northern Provinces up until 1870 .He was married 3 times and had 3 children, by his second marriage he had a son who grew up to be Major General Sir Robert Findlay Henderson K.C.M.G., C.B., M.B., C.M. who served in the Sudan, Boer War and WW1. He retired in 1871 and died in Nice France in 1897.

DOUBLE ISSUE MEDALS

COMPLETE WITH HIS GOVERNMENT 

ISSUE COMMUNION SET


Provenance Tennants 2016


£3000