Orders, Decorations and Medals (16 & 17 September 2010)

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Date of Auction: 16th & 17th September 2010

Sold for £230

Estimate: £80 - £100

Silver Plaque, 45 x 37mm., inscribed, ‘Pewter Medal struck by Genl. Gordon in Khartoum for his Soldiers bought from one of them at Gubat Metemneh by Major C. E. Dixon, The Royal Irish in January 1885’, prong fitting on reverse, very fine £80-100


Charles Egerton Dixon was born on 12 December 1848. He was commissioned into the 18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot on 8 July 1868. With them he later served at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir in the Egypt Campaign of 1882 and the Sudan Expedition of 1884-85, for which services he received the Egypt & Sudan Medal with two clasps and the Khedive’s Star. In May 1890 he was placed on Retired Pay with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel from the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.