A Collection of Medals to the Hampshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £920

Estimate: £400 - £500

Pair: Colour Sergeant R. Brown, Hampshire Regiment, wounded in Afghanistan, 10 October 1879 and dangerously wounded in action in Burma, 17 July 1886

Afghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Charasia (1908 Sergt., 67th Foot) official correction to service number; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (434 Colour Segt., 2d Bn. Hamps. R.) edge bruising, good very fine (2) £400-500


Richard Brown was born in Waterford. He enlisted at Aldershot on 19 October 1870, aged 17 years. Joining the 67th Foot, he served in Burma, November 1872-February 1876; India, February 1876-April 1879; Afghanistan, April-December 1879; India, December 1879-June 1880; East Indies, January 1884-February 1888. Brown was wounded in the right arm at the attack on Shuturgordan, 10 October 1879 and was dangerously wounded in an attack on dacoits in Burma, 17 July 1886. With copied service papers.