Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (27 & 28 September 2016)

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Date of Auction: 27th & 28th September 2016

Sold for £800

Estimate: £600 - £800

Candahar 1842 (Geoe. Glue, 41st Regt.) fitted with original steel clip and bar suspension, edge bruising and a little polished, very fine £600-800


George Glue enlisted into the 6th Foot at Leeds on 19 July 1838, and joined the regiment at Coloba, Bombay, on 3 August 1839. He volunteered to the 41st Foot on 17 July 1841 and thereafter appears in the muster rolls as 1544 Private ‘John’ Glue. The muster for September 1842 notes that he was ‘murdered 12 Sept. Regt at Isturguch’.

The regimental history records: ‘12th. In the evening two privates of H.M. 41st most imprudently strolled unarmed along the river side to a considerable distance from camp; they were met by a party of the enemy, cut down and dreadfully mangled. A company was sent out upon information, and the bodies brought in and buried.’