Orders, Decorations and Medals (22 September 2000)

Date of Auction: 22nd September 2000

Sold for £280

Estimate: £140 - £180

Pair; Veterinary Surgeon Thomas Hurford, 12th Royal Lancers

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Vety. Surgeon, 12th Rl. Lancers) contemporary engraved naming; Turkish Crimea, British issue, unnamed, both fitted with silver ribbon buckles, very fine (2) £140-180


Thomas Hurford was appointed Veterinary Surgeon to the 15th King’s Light Dragoons on 25 January 1839. He transferred to the 12th Royal Lancers in 1855 and served with them in the Crimea (Medal with clasp and Turkish Medal). He became 1st Class Veterinary Surgeon in July 1859, and Staff Veterinary Surgeon the following November. Sold with further details and a copy photograph of him in uniform wearing medals.