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

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Date of Auction: 19th & 20th March 2008

Sold for £400

Estimate: £400 - £500

Pair: Serjeant J. Heppleston, Royal Artillery

China 1857-60, 2 clasps, Taku Forts 1860, Pekin 1860 (Bombr. John Hepplestone, No.4 B. 13th Bde. Rl. Arty.), officially impressed naming; note spelling of surname; Army Meritorious Service Medal, V.R. (Sgt. J. Heppleston, R.A.), first with suspension tightened/refixed, edge bruising, contact marks, good fine; second nearly extremely fine (2) £400-500


Sergeant John Heppleston, Royal Artillery, awarded the M.S.M. and an annuity of £10, 1 April 1902. The recipient who served in the Crimea and Second China Wars was the recipient of one of the last M.S.M’s. bearing Queen Victoria’s head. Heppleston died c.1908. Sold with some copied research.