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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £550

Estimate: £240 - £280

Pair: Private T. Orphin, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, The Nile 1884-85 (959. Pte. T. Orphin. 2/Oxf: L.I.); Khedive’s Star 1884-6, unnamed as issued, some very light marks from star, otherwise good very fine and very scarce (2) £240-£280


Confirmed on the medal roll as one of thirty-two men from this regiment as entitled to this clasp, all serving with the Mounted Infantry.

Thomas Orphin was born in the Parish of Harold, near Olney, Buckinghamshire, and attested for the Oxfordshire Light Infantry at Oxford on 17 April 1883, having previously served in the Militia. He remained a private throughout his service but was of exemplary character. He was transferred to the 1st Class Army Reserve on 29 January 1891, and discharged on 15 April 1895. He was present at the ‘Battle of Ghinnis, served with Mounted Infy Nile 1885 - Egypt Medal 1885, Khedive’s Star’. Sold with copied discharge papers.