Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (3 December 2020)

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £8,000

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

The Crimea Medal awarded to Sergeant John Jones, 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars, who was killed in the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, 25 October 1854

Crimea 1854-56, 2 clasps, Alma, Balaklava (Sergt. John Jones. 11th Hussars.) officially impressed naming, fitted with Bailey, Coventry silver top riband brooch, retaining pin fitted to reverse of second clasp, good very fine £6,000-£8,000


John Jones was born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, the son of John Jones of St. Peter’s, Buckingham, and enlisted in the 11th Hussars on 15 January 1849. Following his arrival in the Crimea, he fought with his regiment at the Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 and was killed in the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava on 25 October 1854, one of 25 N.C.O.s and men of the 11th Hussars killed in the charge.

Shown on the roll as additionally entitled to Sebastopol clasp.