AN AS GOOD AS THEY COME EXAMPLE OF A WW1 GERMAN FIELD CAP. NO MOTH NIPS TO THE WOOL. NO WEAR HOLES TO THE LINER. WITH DEPOT MARK AND DATE TO THE 8TH ARMY CORPS. SIZE 55 STAMP AND FADED MAKER MARK. WITH ITS VERY RARE CAMOUFLAGE BAND FOR FIELD WEAR. THIS FITTED BEHIND THE PRUSSIAN COCKADE. STEEL ADJUSTMENT BUCKLE TO THE BACK.
OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED CRIMEA TO G ATKINS 20TH REGIMENT -
ROLL STATES KILLED IN TRENCHES
OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED TO 3210 THOMAS WALLACE SEV WOUNDED 25/6/55 , DIED OF WOUNDS
OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED 2782 RICHARD HEATON IS SHOWN ON THE ROLL AS 'DIED OF WOUNDS'
LISTED AS RICHARD EATON ON THE ROLLS - THIS IS THE SAME MAN AS NO OTHER MAN WITH A REMOTELY SIMILAR NAME WITH THE REGIMENT
KILLED IN ACTION AT THE FAMOUS ATTACK ON THE CASHMERE GATE 14TH SEPTEMBER 1857
ARMY OF INDIA MEDAL SHORT HYPHEN REVERSE OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED TO T WESTBURY , 1ST FOOT, VERIFIED TO ROLL
The superb India Gwalior Campaign 1843, Second Sikh War Punjab Campaign, and Indian Mutiny group awarded to General J.R. McMullin, Bengal Staff Corps, Indian Army, formerly Honourable East Company Forces, who as a Lieutenant and Adjutant with the 8th Irregular Cavalry during the Gwalior Campaign was present in action at the Battle of Punniar on 29th December 1843. The irregular cavalry appealed to men of free spirit and attracted British officers of like mind. Subsequently in command of the 3rd Company of Pioneers during the Punjab campaign, he was engaged in the action of Saroojhkoond, the siege and capture of Mooltan from 7th September 1848 to 22nd January 1849, and the Battle of Goojerat on 21st February 1849. In the aftermath of Goojerat, he operated with his Company in conjunction with the operations of the 4th Troop 1st Brigade Horse Artillery, and also led his company of pioneers to effect the demolition of the principal batteries of the enemy. McMullin served as a Captain with the 2nd Sikh Police Corps during the Indian Mutiny, his unit being extremely rare to find on a medal, and was present at the capture of Calpes, and in the operations in the Goruckpore district. He was at some stage the commandant of the 1st Bengal Native Infantry, and was promoted to full General in 1889.
Punniar Star named : Lt J R McMullin , Adjt 8th Iregular Cavy
Punjab medal : Lieut J R McMullin Sap & Pioneir
Mutiny : Captain J R McMullin , Comg 2nd Sikh Police Corps
IT IS NIGH ON IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AN OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED ROYAL NAVY CRIMEA WITH THE AZOFF CLASP.
NONE OF THE SHIPS CREWS WHICH WERE ISSUED IMPRESSED MEDALS (EG HMS LONDON) SERVED IN THE AZOFF SEA SO VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE 2000 AZOFF CLASPS WERE ISSUED WITH UN NAMED MEDALS , MANY OF WHICH WERE SUBSEQUENTLY ENGRAVED . OF COURSE THIS RAISES THE QUESTION OF ORIGINALITY.
WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A TOTALLY GENUINE CRIMEA MEDAL TO HENRY TAYLOR , BOY 1ST CLASS , HMS SNAKE.
BY A QUIRK OF FATE HENRY TAYLOR LOST HIS ORIGINAL UNNAMED MEDAL AND IN 1903 APPLIED FOR A REPLACEMENT WITH CLASPS AZOFF AND SEBASTOPOL WHICH WE HAVE HERE. IT IS OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED IN THE STYLE OF THE QSA MEDALS TO THE NAVY. COMES WITH THE COPY ROLLS TO PROVE THIS REPLACEMENT ISSUE .
A TRULY ORIGINAL OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED CRIMEA WITH AZOFF AND SEBASTOPOL CLASPS FULLY VERIFIED TO ROLL.
PRIVATE JAMES LANE 1ST BATTALION RIFLE BRIGADE, OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED.
THE CRIMEA ROLL LISTS HIM AS DIED OF WOUNDS 16.11.54 The London Gazette STATES KILLED 15.11.54
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