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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £4,400

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

The Crimea Medal to Private Joshua Adams, 8th Light Dragoons, who was killed in the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, 25 October 1854

Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol (J. Adams. 8th Dragoons.) officially impressed naming, medal has been in a circular mount for wear as a widow’s brooch, with consequent rubbing to naming, suspension since re-affixed, otherwise good very fine £3,000-£4,000

Footnote

Joshua Adams was killed in the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, 25 October 1854. Medals to those who were killed or died in the Crimea were invariably impressed ‘Dragoons’ rather than ‘Hussars’, as found on most medals to survivors.