Acquisitions this week.
Group of 3 to Sherwood Foresters. Derby Regiment.
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:
His Egypt Medal:
His Khedive’s Star, note the naming on the inner ring.:
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
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.
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.
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.
Egypt Medal 1882
Egypt Medal 1882 with Tel-El-Kebir Clasp named to 2537 Pte J ABBS 11th co C & C T. Name rubbed.
MBE, Member of the British Empire, 1st Type Civil correctly hallmarked.
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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