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

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Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £700

Estimate: £400 - £500

Pair: Captain E. G. Mansell, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, El-Teb_Tamaai (Lieut: E. G. Mansell, 2/Oxford L.I.); Khedive’s Star 1884, unnamed as issued, light pitting from star, otherwise nearly very fine and unique to the regiment (2) £400-£500

Footnote

Eustace Gambier Mansel, the second son of the late Colonel G. P. Mansell, of Smedmore, Dorset, was born on 31 October 1853, and was educated at Marlborough. He entered the 52nd as Sub-Lieutenant on 4 October 1873; Lieutenant, 4 October 1875; Captain, 8 July 1885; retired 29 May 1894. He was A.D.C. to Major-General Sir C. P. Keyes in India from 1882 to 1884. In the latter year he was on the voyage home in charge of a party of time-expired men, when, on reaching Suez, he heard of the Soudan Campaign then about to commence, and succeeded in becoming attached to the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He took part in the battles of El-Teb and Tamaai, for which he received the Medal with Clasp, and the Bronze Star. From 1888 to 1893 he was Adjutant of the Bucks Volunteers, and on retirement resided at Chinnor Hill. In 1900 he served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers (Reserve) at Belfast, and during the present war he interested himself in the Volunteer Defence movement. He died on 31 December 1915, and is buried at North Kilworth, Leicestershire (Obituary in Regimental Journal refers). Sold with copied group photograph and other research.