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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £550

Estimate: £300 - £360

Pair: Corporal George Aggus, 52nd Light Infantry

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Delhi (G, Aggus., 52nd L.I.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (2541 Corpl. George Aggus, 52nd Foot) both fitted with Mutiny style silver ribbon brooches, suspension re-fixed on the first, edge bruising and contact marks, good fine and better (2) £300-£360


George Aggus was born in the Parish of Redenhall, near Harleston, Norfolk, and attested for the 52nd Foot at Norwich on 13 September 1851, aged 17 years 6 months. He served in the East Indies for 11 years 5 months, at Malta for 4 years 6 month, and was discharged at Netley 3 June 1871, in the rank of Corporal. He was then in possession of the Indian Mutiny Medal and Clasp for Delhi, and the Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (issued 22 September 1870). Sold with copied discharge papers and a copied group photograph of 14 Privates of the 52nd in 1864, including Aggus wearing his Mutiny medal.