Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (17 & 18 July 2019)

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Date of Auction: 17th & 18th July 2019

Sold for £9,000

Estimate: £5,000 - £6,000

The Crimea Medal awarded to Private Joseph Ross, 8th Hussars, who was severely wounded in the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava and died of his wounds at Scutari

Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol (J. Ross. 8th Dragns.) officially impressed naming, nearly extremely fine £5,000-£6,000

Footnote

Provenance: purchased from Tony Mullen in 1988 and formerly in the collections of James Barker who purchased it from Baldwins, and Jack Wadey who sold it in 1957.

Joseph Ross enlisted into the 8th Hussars (Dragoons) at Edinburgh on 3 May 1852, a farrier by trade, and landed in the Crimea on 18 July 1854. He was severely wounded in the charge on 25 October 1854, and died of his wounds at Scutari on 8 November 1854.