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The Military Sale: Medals, Orders, Decorations & Militaria

Dreweatts Live Webcast Auction 29 May 2014 10:30 BST

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An Impressive Boer War and WWI DSO and `1914` MC Group of 6 awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Francis

Lot 1

An Impressive Boer War and WWI DSO and `1914` MC Group of 6 awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Francis Lane Congreve, Home Guard, late 120th Battery, 2...

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A WW2 and Palestine Campaign AFC Group of 6 awarded to Squadron Leader Bertram Frederic Stannard,

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A WW2 and Palestine Campaign AFC Group of 6 awarded to Squadron Leader Bertram Frederic Stannard, Physical Fitness Branch, Royal Air Force, who we...

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DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, VR (958 C. Sgt R. Taylor, 2nd Rl: Scots Fus:); officially impressed.

Lot 3

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, VR (958 C. Sgt R. Taylor, 2nd Rl: Scots Fus:); officially impressed. Lightly toned, minor obverse edge nick at 6 o`cl...

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An Important King`s Police Medal group of 3 awarded to Deputy Inspector-General of Police Henry

Lot 4

An Important King`s Police Medal group of 3 awarded to Deputy Inspector-General of Police Henry Carter Hunt, Indian Police (Bengal), former Deputy...

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A WW2 DFM Group of 5 awarded to Flight Sergeant Edward William Banks, Air Bomber with 156

Lot 5

A WW2 DFM Group of 5 awarded to Flight Sergeant Edward William Banks, Air Bomber with 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR), kil...

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NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1840, single clasp, Egypt (John Mayhew, Purser.); officially

Lot 6

NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1840, single clasp, Egypt (John Mayhew, Purser.); officially impressed. Old cabinet tone, superb, practically mi...

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NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1840, single clasp, Banda Neira (Henry Notley); officially

Lot 7

NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1840, single clasp, Banda Neira (Henry Notley); officially impressed. Lightly toned, a few tiny obverse marks an...

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A Pleasing Peninsula Campaign & Waterloo Medal Pair awarded to Sergeant Benjamin Bertenshaw, 3rd

Lot 8

A Pleasing Peninsula Campaign & Waterloo Medal Pair awarded to Sergeant Benjamin Bertenshaw, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, wounded in action at ...

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MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Talavera, Albuhera, Vittoria, Toulouse (J.

Lot 9

MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Talavera, Albuhera, Vittoria, Toulouse (J. Lees, 3rd Dragoon Gds); officially impressed, with...

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MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, single clasp, Albuhera (J. Trench, Serjt. Waggon. Train);

Lot 10

MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, single clasp, Albuhera (J. Trench, Serjt. Waggon. Train); officially impressed. Lightly toned, reverse ...

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MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, single clasp, Nive, sometime rebuilt with tailor`s copy

Lot 11

MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, single clasp, Nive, sometime rebuilt with tailor`s copy clasp and slightly larger suspension bar from a...

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WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with original iron clip and contemporary replacement steel ring suspension (

Lot 12

WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with original iron clip and contemporary replacement steel ring suspension (Richard Stone, 2nd Batt. Coldstream Gds.); offic...

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ARCTIC MEDAL, 1818-1857, unnamed as issued, with original ribbon and rare original box of issue. Old

Lot 13

ARCTIC MEDAL, 1818-1857, unnamed as issued, with original ribbon and rare original box of issue. Old cabinet tone, a few very light hairlines, oth...

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MAHARAJPOOR STAR, 1843, with contemporary replacement ring suspension and typical reverse steel

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MAHARAJPOOR STAR, 1843, with contemporary replacement ring suspension and typical reverse steel fitting for wear (Private Thomas Branson, H.M. 39t...

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SUTLEJ MEDAL, 1845-1846, single clasp, Ferozeshuhur (Robert McLure 50th Regt); officially impressed.

Lot 15

SUTLEJ MEDAL, 1845-1846, single clasp, Ferozeshuhur (Robert McLure 50th Regt); officially impressed. Dark old tone, about extremely fine. Private ...

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Northwest Frontier (304 Corpl. J. Dillon.

Lot 16

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Northwest Frontier (304 Corpl. J. Dillon. 7th Hussars); erased and renamed with impressed an...

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Burma 1885-7 (2302 Pte. J. Dillon 2d Bn L`Pool

Lot 17

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Burma 1885-7 (2302 Pte. J. Dillon 2d Bn L`Pool R.); officially engraved in a running script....

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Jowaki 1877-8 (410 Pte. Arthur Baxter. 2/

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Jowaki 1877-8 (410 Pte. Arthur Baxter. 2/9th. Foot.); officially impressed in thin upright c...

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1888 (609 Pte. J . Gammon 1st Bn

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1888 (609 Pte. J . Gammon 1st Bn Suff. R.); officially engraved in a running script. ...

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Chin Lushai 1889-90 (1498 Pte. C. Francis, 2nd

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Chin Lushai 1889-90 (1498 Pte. C. Francis, 2nd Madras Infy.); erased, renamed in what appear...

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1891 (3003 Pte T Giggle Bedfordshire

Lot 21

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1891 (3003 Pte T Giggle Bedfordshire Regt); erased but possibly officially renamed in...

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1891 (3010 Pte. T. Smith. 2nd

Lot 22

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1891 (3010 Pte. T. Smith. 2nd Seaforth Hdrs); erased and renamed in tidy contemporary...

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BALTIC MEDAL, 1854-1855 (T. Holderness, Ord. 2 Cl. H.M. _ Cornwallis); contemporary engraved naming.

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BALTIC MEDAL, 1854-1855 (T. Holderness, Ord. 2 Cl. H.M. _ Cornwallis); contemporary engraved naming. Lightly toned, minor edge bruise at 8 o`clock...

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A Crimean War Pair awarded to Private Richard Smith, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade, comprising:

Lot 24

A Crimean War Pair awarded to Private Richard Smith, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade, comprising: Crimea Medal, 1854-1856, single clasp, Sebastopol (...

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A Crimean War and Indian Mutiny Pair awarded to Private Henry Campbell, 3rd Bengal European

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A Crimean War and Indian Mutiny Pair awarded to Private Henry Campbell, 3rd Bengal European Regiment, comprising: Crimea Medal, 1854-1856, no clas...

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CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-1856, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (J. Pass. Coldstream

Lot 26

CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-1856, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (J. Pass. Coldstream Gds.); officially impressed, with potentially its o...

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CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-1856, single clasp, Sebastopol (W. Earl. 33rd Regt.); officially impressed.

Lot 27

CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-1856, single clasp, Sebastopol (W. Earl. 33rd Regt.); officially impressed. Lightly toned, one or two edge bruises, clasp loose...

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An Indian Mutiny LSGC Pair awarded to Sergeant James Morrison, 75th (Stirlingshire) Foot,

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An Indian Mutiny LSGC Pair awarded to Sergeant James Morrison, 75th (Stirlingshire) Foot, comprising: Indian Mutiny Medal, 1857-1858, single clasp...

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INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, 2 clasps, Lucknow, Relief of Lucknow (Hy McLeod, 93rd

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INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, 2 clasps, Lucknow, Relief of Lucknow (Hy McLeod, 93rd Highlanders); officially impressed. Once cleaned with a few ...

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INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, 2 clasps, Lucknow, Delhi (Gunr Jas Calderwood, 1st Bde Bengl H.

Lot 30

INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, 2 clasps, Lucknow, Delhi (Gunr Jas Calderwood, 1st Bde Bengl H. Art.); officially impressed. A few light marks and...

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INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, single clasp, Delhi (Alfd. Savage, 75th Regt.); officially

Lot 31

INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, single clasp, Delhi (Alfd. Savage, 75th Regt.); officially impressed. Dark cabinet tone, pleasing extremely fine w...

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INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, single clasp, Lucknow (John Balmain, 79th Highlanders); officially

Lot 32

INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, single clasp, Lucknow (John Balmain, 79th Highlanders); officially impressed. Lightly toned, one or two tiny marks...

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INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, no clasp (William Napp, 43rd Light Infantry); erased and renamed

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INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, no clasp (William Napp, 43rd Light Infantry); erased and renamed in attractive upright capitals. Suspension damage...

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INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, single clasp, Central India (Gunner John Lyons, D Cy 3rd Bn

Lot 34

INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, single clasp, Central India (Gunner John Lyons, D Cy 3rd Bn Artillery); officially impressed. Once cleaned, heavy ...

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SECOND CHINA WAR MEDAL, 1857-1860, single clasp, Taku Forts 1860 (Benjn Basford. 44th Regt);

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SECOND CHINA WAR MEDAL, 1857-1860, single clasp, Taku Forts 1860 (Benjn Basford. 44th Regt); officially impressed. Small obverse edge bruises, oth...

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NEW ZEALAND MEDAL, 1860-1866, reverse dated 1861 to 1866 (1536. Timty. Lawlor, 2nd Bn. 14th

Lot 36

NEW ZEALAND MEDAL, 1860-1866, reverse dated 1861 to 1866 (1536. Timty. Lawlor, 2nd Bn. 14th Regt.); officially impressed. Lightly toned, gently po...

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CANADA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1866-1870, single clasp, Fenian Raid 1866 (48. Cr: Sgt D. H.

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CANADA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1866-1870, single clasp, Fenian Raid 1866 (48. Cr: Sgt D. H. Macdonald. 4/R.B.); officially engraved in tidy upright...

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CANADA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1866-1870, single clasp, Fenian Raid 1870 (Pte. J. Smith 55th Bn.);

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CANADA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1866-1870, single clasp, Fenian Raid 1870 (Pte. J. Smith 55th Bn.); officially impressed. Lightly toned, a few light...

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CANADA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1866-1870, single clasp, Fenian Raid 1870 (Pte. J. Bronsard. 70th

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CANADA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1866-1870, single clasp, Fenian Raid 1870 (Pte. J. Bronsard. 70th Battalion.); officially impressed. Lightly polishe...

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ABYSSINIA MEDAL, 1867-1868 (W. J. Whitehead A.B. H.M.S. Nymphe); reverse officially named as struck.

Lot 40

ABYSSINIA MEDAL, 1867-1868 (W. J. Whitehead A.B. H.M.S. Nymphe); reverse officially named as struck. Extremely fine. Able Seaman William John Whit...

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ABYSSINIA MEDAL, 1867-1868 (J. J. Carr. A B. H.M.S. Octavia); reverse officially named as struck.

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ABYSSINIA MEDAL, 1867-1868 (J. J. Carr. A B. H.M.S. Octavia); reverse officially named as struck. Toned, tiny scratch to field and two small edge...

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A Zulu War and Long Service Pair awarded to Private Henry Wareham, 3rd Battalion, 60th Foot,

Lot 42

A Zulu War and Long Service Pair awarded to Private Henry Wareham, 3rd Battalion, 60th Foot, comprising: South Africa Medal, 1877-1879, single cla...

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An Emotive Zulu War Casualty Medal awarded to Private John Jones, `H` Company, 1st/24th (

Lot 43

An Emotive Zulu War Casualty Medal awarded to Private John Jones, `H` Company, 1st/24th (Warwickshire) Foot, killed in action at Isandhlwana on th...

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A Rare Isandhlwana Casualty Medal awarded to Sergeant William Allen, Natal Native Contingent, killed

Lot 44

A Rare Isandhlwana Casualty Medal awarded to Sergeant William Allen, Natal Native Contingent, killed in action of on the 26th January, 1879, compr...

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SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 1877-1879, no clasp (W. Hancock, P.O. 1Cl: H.M.S ?Tamar?); officially engraved

Lot 45

SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 1877-1879, no clasp (W. Hancock, P.O. 1Cl: H.M.S ?Tamar?); officially engraved in slanting capitals. Lightly toned, good very ...

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A Second Afghan War Pair awarded to Private Ambrose Smith, 2nd Battalion, 60th (King`s Royal

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A Second Afghan War Pair awarded to Private Ambrose Smith, 2nd Battalion, 60th (King`s Royal Rifles Corps) Foot, comprising: Afghanistan Medal, 18...

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AFGHANISTAN MEDAL, 1878-1880, 2 clasps, Charasia, Kabul (58B/395 Pte. T. Murray. 72nd. Highrs);

Lot 47

AFGHANISTAN MEDAL, 1878-1880, 2 clasps, Charasia, Kabul (58B/395 Pte. T. Murray. 72nd. Highrs); officially engraved in slanting capitals. Lightly ...

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AFGHANISTAN MEDAL, 1878-80, single clasp, Ahmed Khel (145. Pte M. McMaster. 59th Foot.);

Lot 48

AFGHANISTAN MEDAL, 1878-80, single clasp, Ahmed Khel (145. Pte M. McMaster. 59th Foot.); officially engraved in slanting capitals. Toned, just a f...

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An Emotive Maiwand Casualty Medal, awarded to Private William James, 66th (Berkshire) Foot, killed

Lot 49

An Emotive Maiwand Casualty Medal, awarded to Private William James, 66th (Berkshire) Foot, killed in action at Maiwand on the 27th of July 1880, ...

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A Scarce Maiwand Survivor`s Afghanistan Medal awarded to Farrier-Sergeant Frederick Kirkby, `E`

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A Scarce Maiwand Survivor`s Afghanistan Medal awarded to Farrier-Sergeant Frederick Kirkby, `E` Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, a Senior NCO durin...

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AFGHANISTAN MEDAL, 1878-1880, no clasp (Havildar Lukka Singh, 4th Punjab Infy); officially

Lot 51

AFGHANISTAN MEDAL, 1878-1880, no clasp (Havildar Lukka Singh, 4th Punjab Infy); officially engraved in a running script. Lightly toned, small obve...

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KABUL TO KANDAHAR STAR, 1878-1880 (1373 Private D. Mc. Arthur 92nd Highlanders); reverse

Lot 52

KABUL TO KANDAHAR STAR, 1878-1880 (1373 Private D. Mc. Arthur 92nd Highlanders); reverse officially impressed. Toned, good very fine. 1373 Private...

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KABUL TO KANDAHAR STAR, 1880, unnamed as issued. Toned, good very fine.

Lot 53

KABUL TO KANDAHAR STAR, 1880, unnamed as issued. Toned, good very fine. ...[more]

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An Impressive Egypt Campaign & Boer War OBE Group of 10 awarded to Lieutenant Colonel T Wilson, Army

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An Impressive Egypt Campaign & Boer War OBE Group of 10 awarded to Lieutenant Colonel T Wilson, Army Service Corps, comprising: The Most Excellent...

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A Royal Naval Egypt Campaign LSGC Group of 3 awarded to Ship`s Corporal 1st Class Charles Robert

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A Royal Naval Egypt Campaign LSGC Group of 3 awarded to Ship`s Corporal 1st Class Charles Robert Orchard, HMS Temeraire, Royal Navy, comprising: E...

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A Pleasing Egypt and Sudan Campaign Pair awarded to Private William Lyons, 1st Battalion York and

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A Pleasing Egypt and Sudan Campaign Pair awarded to Private William Lyons, 1st Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, wounded in action at El-Teb,...

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An Egypt and Sudan Campaign Pair awarded to Ordinary Seaman J Magner, Royal Navy, comprising:

Lot 57

An Egypt and Sudan Campaign Pair awarded to Ordinary Seaman J Magner, Royal Navy, comprising: Egypt and Sudan Medal, 1882-1889, undated reverse, n...

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EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-1889, undated reverse, 2 clasps, El-Teb_Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85 (149

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EGYPT AND SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-1889, undated reverse, 2 clasps, El-Teb_Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85 (149 Pte. J. Spellman, 1/Gord: Highrs.); officially e...

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EGYPT & SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-1889, single clasp, Suakin 1885 (Thos Foot, Ldg. Stoker, H.M.S.

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EGYPT & SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-1889, single clasp, Suakin 1885 (Thos Foot, Ldg. Stoker, H.M.S. Carysfort); officially impressed in large upright capita...

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EGYPT & SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-1889, no clasp, dated reverse reverse (G. Solway. A.B. H.M.S.?

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EGYPT & SUDAN MEDAL, 1882-1889, no clasp, dated reverse reverse (G. Solway. A.B. H.M.S.?Achilles?); officially engraved in slanting capitals. A li...

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