Orders, Decorations and Medals (12 June 1991)

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Date of Auction: 12th June 1991

Sold for £3,000

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

A D.C.M. group awarded for the historic attack at Dargai to Colour Serjeant J. MacKay, Gordon Highlanders.

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, V.R. (Sergt.); INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1895-1902, 3 clasps, Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (Sgt.); QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 5 clasps, C.C., Paard., Drief., Jo'burg, Belfast (C.Sgt.); KING'S SOUTH AFRICA 1901-02, 2 clasps, SA. 1901, S.A. 1902 (Clr. Sjt.), contact marks otherwise very fine and rare (4)


D.C.M. Recommendation submitted to The Queen, 9 July 1898, 2456 Sergeant James MacKay, 1st Gordon Highlanders, Dargai 20 October, 1897.

Sergeant MacKay was wounded by a gunshot in the right side at Dargai. Two Victoria Crosses and seven Distinguished Conduct Medals were awarded to the Gordon Highlanders for their gallantry in this action.