The Generals Medals - a rare early Indian Campaign Group of five to General Sir George Petre Wymer KCB comprising Order of the Bath, KCB (Military) Knight Commanders Star (neck and breast badge), Army of Indin 1799-1826 with Nepaul clasp (Lieut G.P.Wymer, 3rd NI), Cabdahar Ghuznee Cabul 1842 and Order of the Dooranee Empire (central enamel missing) and two additional gold suspension bars.
Sir George Petre Wymer, KCB, of St John`s Lodge, Isle of Wight, a general in the Army, and colonel of the 107th Regiment, who died on the 12th inst. at his residence, 14.Cravenhill Gardens, Bayswater, was the son of George Wymer Esq of Reepham, Norfolk, by his wife, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Colonel Varlo of the Royal Marines. He was born Aug. 19th 1788, and was educated at North Walsham, Norfolk. He entered the military service of the Hon East India Company in August 1804. He served in Lord Lake`s campaign of 1805, also throughout the Nepaul War in 1814-15, and was present at the attach and capture of the fortress of Nalaghur, and all the brilliant actions that ensued up to the surrender of the fortresses of Loorajeghur and Malown, and of the entire Goorkah army and the surrounding stockades. He, in 1840, joined the army under Sir William Nott at Candahar, and was present during the investment of that city, for which, and subsequent services, he received the thanks of the Governor-General of India, and was nominated a C.B. He was appointed Brigadier, and to the command of the first brigade of the Candahar forces, during which he was present at numerous gallant actions, in most of which he commanded. He had received was medals for Candahar, Ghuznee and Cabul. He was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Queen in 1842, and a K.C.B. in 1857; and had the order of the Dooranie Empire. Wymer became a captain in 1818, a lieutenant-colonel in 1833, a major-general in 1854, a lieutenant-general in 1856, and a general Sept. 9th 1863. He was appointed Colonel of the 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment Sept. 30th 1862.