Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (19 & 20 July 2017)

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Date of Auction: 19th & 20th July 2017

Sold for £6,000

Estimate: £6,000 - £7,000

South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (840. Pte. M. Campbell. 1-24th Foot.) blemish to Queen’s cheek, otherwise nearly extremely fine £6000-7000

Footnote

Michael Campbell was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879. Having deserted shortly after enlisting, he was apprehended and sentenced to 336 days imprisonment, June 1876. In October 1878 he was sentenced to imprisonment for 252 days, but this appears to have been remitted.