Archived Lot

Date of Auction: 25th June 2008

Sold for £120

Estimate: £80 - £100

The mounted group of six miniature dress medals attributed to Brigadier-General T. O. W. Champion de Crespigny, 15th Hussars

Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 1 clasp, Tel-El-Kebir; British War and Victory Medals; Delhi Durbar 1903, silver; Khedive’s Star 1882, mounted as worn, first with edge bruising and contact marks, nearly very fine and better (6) £80-100


Tyrell Other William Champion de Crespigny was born on 6 May 1859, the 3rd son of Sir Claude William Champion de Crespigny, 3rd Baronet, of Champion Lodge, Malden, Essex. Educated at Temple Grove, East Sheen and Winchester, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Limerick Artillery Militia in 1876. He was commisioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 15th Hussars in 1879 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1881. He served in the Afghan War in the relief of Kandahar, 1880; in the 1st Boer War, 1881, and the Egypt War, 1882, serving at Kassasin and Tel-el-Kebir. He was promoted to Captain in 1888; was Adjutant in 1889, advanced to Major in 1896 and Lieutenant-Colonel in 1902. Placed on Half Pay in 1903, he served as Inspecting Officer Eastern Command and London District; Staff Officer for Imperial Yeomanry, and Colonel in Charge of Cavalry Records, 1905. He was granted the local rank of Colonel in 1905 and promoted to that rank in 1907. During the Great War he attained the rank of Brigadier-General with 8th Army Corps. Sold with copied m.i.c. and biographical details.