Orders, Decorations and Medals (21 September 2007)

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Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £470

Estimate: £450 - £500

South Africa 1834-53 (J. McMinn, 75th Regt.) contact, marks and edge bruising, otherwise nearly very fine £450-500

Footnote

James McMinn was born at Hertford, Hertfordshire, and enlisted at St Albans on 1 April 1831, aged 18 years 4 months. He served with the 75th Regiment abroad at the Cape of Good Hope for a total of eleven years, including service during the First Kaffir War 1834-35. He was tried by a Regimental Court Martial at Fort Beaufort, Cape of Good Hope, for being drunk when Orderly Sergeant of his Company, found guilty, and sentenced to be reduced to the rank and pay of a Private. He was discharged, being unfit for further service, at Umballa on 12 September 1851. Sold with copy discharge papers.