Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria. To coincide with the OMRS Convention (19 September 2003)

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Date of Auction: 19th September 2003

Sold for £270

Estimate: £200 - £250

The Chin-Lushai campaign medal awarded to Mr T. D. Berrington, Assistant Superintendent, later Director-General, in the Telegraph Department

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Chin-Lushai 1889-90 (Asst. Supdt. T. D. Berrington, Tel. Dep) nearly extremely fine £200-250


Trevor Douglas Davies Berrington was born on 5 December 1856, and educated at Clifton College from 1867 to 1874. He then served in the Telegraph Department in India for many years, having received his training as a student at the Royal Indian Engineering College for the Telegraph Department at Cooper’s Hill in 1878. He was posted to the Burma Division and to Rangoon, and subsequently served at Rawulpindi, in the Punjab, in Assam, and at Dacca. During 1889-90 he took part in the Chin-Lushai expedition for which he received the medal with clasp. By 1894 he was Superintendent in charge of the Bellary Division at Belgaum, and was then employed in the Director-General’s office. Around 1900 he became Chief Superintendent of the Postal Department in the Punjab, and in August 1901 he was appointed Chief Superintendent in the Telegraph Department, of which he became Deputy Director in March 1903. He was appointed Director of the Traffic branch in July 1904, and was a Member of a deputation to China from February to July 1905, for the renewal of the Chinese Telegraph Convention of 1894/1904. He was finally appointed Director-General of the Telegraph Department in 1907, and continued as such until he retired on 5 December 1911. Sold with further research.