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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £340

Estimate: £280 - £320

Pair: Private Thomas Higginbottom, 52nd Light Infantry

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Delhi (T. Higginbottom, 52nd L.I.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (2579 T. Higginbotton 52nd Regt.) both fitted with silver ribbon brooches, both with re-fixed suspensions and brooch marks to reverse (2) £280-£320


Thomas Higginbottom was born on 2 June 1834, at Westminster, Middlesex, and enlisted into the 52nd Foot on 2 March 1852, aged 17 years 9 months. He went with the regiment to India the following year and was present at the storming and capture of Delhi. Promoted Corporal on 13 June 1865, and demoted at his own request on 24 July 1866, he received the L.S. & G.C. medal and a gratuity of £5 on 19 August 1871. He was discharged at his own request on 17 June 1873. He attended the 50th Anniversary of Delhi at Tidworth in 1907 and is shown with other veterans in a group photograph in the Regimental Journal. Sold with copied discharge papers and other research.