A Fine Series of Army of India Medals from an Old Collection

Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £3,700

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500

Army of India 1799-1826, 2 clasps, Laswarree, Capture of Deig (J. Travers, 8th Lt. Dragns.) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, minor edge bruises, otherwise better than very fine £3000-3500


Ex Cheylesmore Collection 1930, Needes Collection 1939, Loxley Collection 1949, and Elson Collection 1963.

Approximately 100 clasps issued to European recipients for the battle of Laswarree, and approximately 103 clasps for the capture of the fort at Deig.

John Travers was born at Ardagh, County Longford, and enlisted into the 8th, or Royal Irish, Regiment of Dragoons at Longford on 29 April 1798, aged 17, for unlimited service. He served throughout in the rank of private until his discharge at Fort William, Calcutta, on 14 December 1822, in consequence of ‘being permitted to reside in India as an out-pensioner of Chelsea Hospital.’ Sold with copy discharge papers.