An Extensive Collection of Medals for Long and Meritorious Service

Date of Auction: 25th June 2008

Sold for £820

Estimate: £320 - £360

Pair: Sergeant-Major W. Sergeant, 65th Foot

Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (1912 Cr. Serjt. Wm. Serjeant, 65th Foot); Army Meritorious Service Medal, V.R. (Sgt. Maj. W. Sergeant, 65th Foot) note spelling variation of surname, good very fine (2) £320-360


William Sergeant was born in Lurgan, Armagh. A Weaver by occupation, he enlisted into the 65th Regiment on 7 March 1842. On 18 May 1846 he sailed on the Java from Woolwich, arriving at Sydney, Australia on 15 October and thence Auckland, New Zealand on 27 November. He was discharged on a pension at Wanganui, New Zealand on 31 December 1864, having seen service in the Maori Wars. Awarded the M.S.M. with an annuity of £15 on 1 August 1894; he died on 8 November 1899. Sold with some service details.