Orders, Decorations and Medals Including five Special Collections (28 March 2002)

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Date of Auction: 28th March 2002

Sold for £1,150

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Sutlej 1845-46, for Moodkee 1845, 3 clasps, Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal, Sobraon (Lieut. Poole Gabbett, 31st Regt.) edge bruising and contact marks, therefore very fine £800-1000


Poole Gabbett was commissioned as an Ensign in the 31st Regiment on 22 April 1842, and purchased a Lieutenancy on 9 November 1843. He served throughout the campaign in the Sutlej and was present in the battles of Moodkee, Ferozeshuhur, Buddiwal, Aliwal and Sobraon, at which last he was severely wounded in the thigh by a musket ball (Medal with 3 Clasps). Gabbett retired on 12 April 1850, and died on 8 December 1863.