A Collection of Medals to the 60th Rifles and King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £2,300

Estimate: £700 - £800

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Delhi (Capt. C. Jones, 1st Bn. 60th Rifles) nearly extremely fine £700-800


M.I.D. London Gazette 4 February 1859. ‘... On Captain C. Jones, commanding Her Majesty’s 1st battalion 60th Rifles, and his officers and men, I cannot bestow too much praise. In bringing Captain Jones’s name to his Lordship’s notice, I am sorry to be obliged to add, that he received a severe contusion from a round shot, just as it was getting dusk. On Captain Jones being wounded, the command of the regiment devolved on Captain McQueen. ...’. - the despatches of Brigadier C. W. Troup, Commanding Moveable Column.

Conyngham Jones was first commissioned as an Ensign with the 60th Rifles on 25 February 1848. He was advanced to Lieutenant in October 1852 and Captain in May 1856. Serving in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny from 3 June 1857, he served at the battle of Budlee ke Serai and the taking of the heights before Delhi. In the subsequent siege operations he was severely wounded on 23 June 1857 at Hindu Rao’s house, Delhi. He then served in the campaign in Rohilcund in 1858, including the actions of Bugawalla and Nugena, relief of Moradabad, the action on the Dojura, the assault and capture of Bareilly, the attack and bombardment of Shahjehanpore, the capture of the fort of Bunnai, pursuit of the enemy along the left bank of the River Goomtee, the destruction of the fort of Mahomdee, the attack and destruction of Shahabad, and the action at Bunkagong. During the campaign in Oudh, 1858-59, he served in the action of Pusagaon, commanded the 1st Battalion 60th Rifles at the battle of Rissoolpore, and the attack and capture of Fort Mittowlie. For his services he was mentioned in despatches and awarded the brevet of Major. Sold with copied research and photograph. The published casualty roll states that Captain C. Jones, 1st Battalion 60th Foot, was severely wounded at Umballa, 19 June 1857.