Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (22 July 2015)

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Date of Auction: 22nd July 2015

Sold for £85

Estimate: £80 - £100

Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (1011 Pte. W. Ball, 11th Hussars) some edge bruising, very fine


William Ball was born in the Parish of St. James, Westminster. A Shoemaker by occupation, he attested for the 7th Dragoon Guards at Westminster on 21 April 1859, aged 20 years. He transferred to the 11th Hussars in August 1867 and re-engaged to complete 21 years in March 1868. Served in the East Indies for 17 years, 6 months. Awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. by G.O. 82 of 1878 - his only medallic award. Discharged at Aldershot on 18 June 1880, his intended place of residence was stated to be New Brompton, Chatham. With copied service papers.