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

Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £1,800

Estimate: £1,600 - £1,800

Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Maheidpoor (R. Windsor, 22nd Lt. Dragns.) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, suspension slack, contact marks and edge bruising, otherwise nearly very fine £1600-1800

Footnote

Ex Naunton Collection 1917 and Cattley Collection 1955.

Approximately 75 clasps for Maheidpore were issued to European recipients. The only British troops engaged were the 22nd Light Dragoons and the 1st Foot who received 30 and 37 clasps respectively.

Richard Windsor was born at Wellington, Shropshire, and enlisted into the 22nd Light Dragoons on 7 June 1801. He served with the 22nd Light Dragoons, mostly in the East Indies, until 21 September 1819, when he transferred to the 13th Light Dragoons at Bangalore, then aged 37, for unlimited service. He was discharged ‘due to length of service and the debilitating effect of climate’ on 8 July 1825. Sold with copy discharge papers.