Victorian Campain Medals – Sherwood Foresters

Acquisitions this week.

 

Victorian Medals

 

smith gp & papers

 

Group of 3 to Sherwood Foresters. Derby Regiment.

smith gp obv

 

Egypt Medal 1182, no clasp. Named to 2453 PTE  G SMITH 2 / DERBY R  One of 778 issued to the Regiment. No clasp is correct.

India General Service Medal, 1854, with SIKKIM 1888 Clasp. Named to 2543 Pte G Smith 2nd Bn Derby R in running script. 2 Companies of the Derbyshire Regiment were present and this is one of 481 issued.

Khedive’s Star 1882 – engraved around centre circle, named to: 2453 PTE  G SMITH 2 DERBY R

 

The reverse of the medal group:

smith gp rev

 

 

His Egypt Medal:

smith egypt naming 1smith egypt naming 2

 

His India General Service Medal, Sikkim Clasp:igsm naming


igsm naming 2

 

 

His Khedive’s Star, note the naming on the inner ring.:

smith khed rev

 

With this lot comes 2 very rare, documents.

1)      Army Form B 2077 – Parchment Certificate of Character on Discharge. This shows his discharge date 14th April 1890 ay Jubbulpore

smith papers 1

2)      Army Form B 128 – Parchment Certificate of Discharge. This states that George Smith was born in Aldershot and was Attested 17th March 1881 for the 26th Brigade at the age of 19 and 10 months. He completed 9 years and 40 days of which 7 years and 194 days were served abroad. This is a true copy issued by the Chaplain Christ Church Jubbulpore 14th June 1949.

smith papers 2

 

 

His intended place of residence on discharge is given a Mr Geo Smith, c/o Messrs Cooper Allen & Co, Boot and Shoe Factory Cawnpore, India on the 25th April 1890.

smith papers 3

 

The Sikkim campaign was against the Tibetans. Sikkim is a small Himalayan State adjoining Tibet. Much of the fighting took place at altitudes of around 20 000 feet.

 

SINGLE MEDALS

Egypt Medal 1882

Egypt Medal 1882 with Tel-El-Kebir Clasp named to 2537 Pte J ABBS 11th co  C & C T. Name rubbed.

 

 

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MBE, Member of the British Empire, 1st Type Civil correctly hallmarked.

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And a

Military OBE, Order of the British Empire, in its original case, made by Garrard & Co of London. The lid and base of the case have become detached.

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Soon to go on sale at http://www.medals4heroes.co.uk or contact us through this site if you are interested to buy prior to internet listing.

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