Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (25 & 26 June 2014)

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Date of Auction: 25th & 26th June 2014

Sold for £500

Estimate: £450 - £550

China 1842 (William Gordon, 26th Regiment Foot) original straight bar suspension, nearly extremely fine £450-550


William Gordon was born in Dalkeith, Midlothian. A Brushmaker by occupation, he attested for the 26th Regiment at Edinburgh on 25 July 1821, aged 17 years. With them he served in Gibraltar, India and China. Discharged to a pension on 3 September 1843. On his discharge papers his character was given as ‘bad’ - having been court martialed and imprisoned several times - once even while at sea! With copied service papers.