A Collection of Medals to the Hampshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £1,600

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Pair: Private J. Cook, Hampshire Regiment

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1887-89 (550 Pte., 1/Hants. Regt.) later impressed naming in small capitals c.1900; China 1900, 1 clasp, Relief of Pekin (550 Pte., 1/Hants. Regt.) some contact marks, very fine, rare to regiment (2) £800-1000


Only two men of the Hampshire Regiment awarded the China Medal 1900 with ‘Relief of Pekin clasp.

John Cook was born in Netley, Southampton. A Labourer by occupation and a member of the 3rd Battalion Hampshire Regiment, he attested for full-time service with the regiment at Winchester on 13 December 1882, aged 19 years. With the regiment he served in Malta, July 1884-January 1886; India, January 1886-November 1888; Burma, November 1888-October 1890; East India, October 1890-June 1900, and China June 1900-March 1903. Cook was discharged at Tientsin, North China, at his own request on 4 March 1903. With copied service and discharge papers.