Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (24 & 25 February 2016)

Date of Auction: 24th & 25th February 2016

Sold for £2,800

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Three: Private Thomas Stevenson, 3rd Light Dragoons, late 16th Lancers

Maharajpoor Star 1843 (Private Thomas Stevenson Her Ms. 16th Lancers) fitted with replacement brass hook and ring suspension; Sutlej 1845-46, for Aliwal 1846, 1 clasp, Sobraon (Thos. Stevenson 16th Lancers); Punjab 1848-49, 2 clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat (T. Stevenson, 3rd Lt. Dragns.) edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine (3) £1200-1500

Footnote

When, after 24 years in India, the 16th Lancers were ordered home, many men volunteered to other regiments in order to remain in India. Stevenson was one of a good number that transferred to the 3rd Light Dragoons.