A Collection of Medals to the Hampshire Regiment

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Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £750

Estimate: £450 - £500

Three: Major P. G. Shewell, Military Accounts Department, late Hampshire Regiment

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (Lieutt., 2d Bn. Hamps. Regt.); India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (Bt. Major, Mily. Accts. Dept.); Coronation 1911, St. John Ambulance Brigade (Ch. Supt. P. G. Shewell) good very fine and better (3) £450-500


Percy Garratt Shewell was appointed a Lieutenant in the Hampshire Regiment on 25 November 1885. With the 2nd battalion he served in the Burma Expedition of 1885-87. Promoted to Captain on 25 November 1896. Served in the campaign on the N.W. Frontier of India under Sir William Kockhart, 1897-98, as Field Paymaster Tirah Expeditionary Force, for which he was mentioned in despatches and awarded the brevet of Major. Shewell was promoted to Major on 20 May 1898. He was latterly ranked as a Military Accountant 3rd Class in the Indian Staff Corps. At the time of the Coronation of 1911, having left the Army, he was a Chief Superintendent of the St. John Ambulance Brigade.