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2nd China Medal, no clasp, named to:
WALTER PONTING ARMY HOSPITAL CORPS.
Ashantee Medal, no clasp, named to: 153 2ND CORPL.W.PONTING A,H.C. 1873-4
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, (Victoria small letter reverse) named to:
153 2ND CORPL.W.PONTIN A.H.CORPS impressed naming.
Medals very fine to good very fine, with attractive matching tone. The China Medal has a few e/nicks/bruises.
A very scarce medal combination/group.
Walter Ponting was born in Marlborough, Wiltshire in 1830.He attested for the Medical Staff Corps in 1855, later being transferred to the Army Hospital Corps. His discharge papers state that he served in Malta for 2 years and 135 days and in China for 2 Years and 10 months.
He was discharged in 1878 after over 22 years service.
He is confirmed on the China and Ashantee Medal rolls, The China Medal roll states that he was on the Hospital ship in the Pei-Ho at the Taku Forts assault.
The Medal roll is annotated along with a number of other men on the roll who may have been entitled to the The Taku Forts clasp. However, the China Medal looks entirely as issued.
SUPERB UNTOUCHED GROUP - 1914 STAR WITH CORRECT ORIGINAL MONS STAR BAR , ALL MEDALS CORRECTLY NAMED, SILVER WOUND BADGE IS THE CORRECT ONE ISSUED WITH A COPY ROLL PROVING THE NUMBER .
ARTHUR S WICKENDEN DISCHARGED IN 1916 DUE TO WOUNDS - COMPLETE WITH 1914 DIARY WITH WICKENDENS SIGNATURE. THE MEDALS A BIT POLISHED IN THE PAST AND UNDERSTANDABLY WORN WITH PRIDE
DISCHARGED DUE TO WOUNDS IN 1918 , COMPLETE WITH RENUMBERED SWB.
1915 STAR APPEARS RENAMED , THE OTHER MEDALS ALL CORRECTLY NAMED ,
UNUSUAL GROUP TO A CARPENTER WHO ROSE THROUGH THE RANKS TO BECOME A WARRANTED CARPENTER , THEN A CARPENTER LT AND LT COMMANDER ON RETIREMENT.
COMES WITH COPY SERVICE PAPERS AND MINIATURE MEDALS
WATER G FARQUHARSON , SPELT FARQUHANEN ON MIC AND MEDALS BUT SAME NUMBER SO WITHOUT DOUBT HIM, WITH COPY PAPERWORK
PTE HENRY SIDNEY HILTON 7TH BATTALION LEINSTERS
WITH COPY MIC
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