Orders, Decorations and Medals (5 December 1995)

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Date of Auction: 5th December 1995

Sold for £600

Estimate: £500 - £600

Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (B/640 Cr. Sgt. J. Bayne, 66th Foot) good very fine and a rare casualty to a senior NCO


Colour-Sergeant W. Bayne was killed in action at Maiwand 27 July, 1880. Sergeant-Major Cuppage and four Colour-Sergeants, including Bayne, were the most senior NCO’s of the 66th to be killed at this disastrous affair.