Orders, Decorations and Medals (12 June 1991)

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Date of Auction: 12th June 1991

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Three: Private J. Turner, King's Royal Rifle Corps.

SOUTH AFRICA 1877-9, 1 clasp, 1879; EGYPT 1882-89, dated reverse, 3 clasps, Tel-el-Kebir, The Nile 1884-85, Abu Klea; KHE DIVE'S STAR 1882,good very fine and very rare (3)


3476 Private J. Turner, 3rd K.R.R.C. was severely wounded by a gunshot wound in the left lung at Ingogo River, 8 February 1881. He was killed in action at Abu Klea, 17 January 1885. Only 1 officer and 24 other ranks served with the Camel Corps at Abu Klea, Private Turner being the only one killed.