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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £280

Estimate: £200 - £260

Pair: Colour-Sergeant William Marks, 52nd Light Infantry

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Delhi (W. Marks, 52nd L.I.) suspension detached with broken post; Volunteer Force Long Service Medal, V.R., unnamed as issued, first with edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine or better (2) £200-£260


William Marks was born in 1832, in Kenninghall, near Haling, Norfolk. He attested for the 52nd at Norwich on 25 July 1850, aged 18 years, and served for 21 years 3 days, with foreign service of 14 years 5 months. He was discharged at Chichester on 28 November 1871, aged 30 years and 4 months. He is entitled to the Indian Mutiny medal. He was promoted to Sergeant in May 1862, and to Colour-Sergeant in July 1866. He went to live in Taunton Somerset, and attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of the siege of Delhi in 1907. He is included in a group photograph of veterans published in the Regimental Chronicle. His pension was increased to 30d a day for service on the permanent staff of the ‘3/4 R.W. Sussex Regt.’ but entitlement to Volunteer L.S. & G.C. has not been confirmed. Sold with copied group photograph and discharge papers.