Orders, Decorations and Medals (19 & 20 March 2008)

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Date of Auction: 19th & 20th March 2008

Sold for £1,300

Estimate: £400 - £500

A scarce first issue Victorian Army M.S.M. dated ‘1847’ on the edge awarded to Quartermaster T. C. Fitzgerald, 94th Regiment

Army Meritorious Service Medal, V.R., dated ‘1847’ on edge (.... Thos. Colley Fitzgerald, 94th Regt. 1847), rank erased, some edge bruising, very fine £400-500

Footnote

Sergeant-Major Thomas Colley Fitzgerald, 94th Foot (Connaught Rangers), was awarded the M.S.M. with an annuity of £20 on 5 December 1847. Having been commissioned as a Quartermaster on 23 January 1847 he never drew his annuity.

His M.S.M. was one of the first 107 produced with the date ‘1847’ impressed on the edge. Sold with some copied research.