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

Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £1,200

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Bhurtpoor (T. Barber, 14th Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, toned, extremely fine


Ex Sotheby April 1911, and Biddulph Collection 1951.

Thomas Barber was born at Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, and attested for the 14th Foot at Deptford, Kent, on 5 April 1814, aged 19. He ‘served Fourteen Years Three Hundred and twenty one days in the East Indies; served in the Deccan War and at Hattras, was at the Storming & Capture of Bhurtpoor, and was also at the Battle of Waterloo’. The front rank of the regimental storming party at the capture of Bhurtpoor was comprised of ‘Waterloo Men’. Barber was discharged on 17 November 1831, suffering from epileptic fits, and declared his intention to reside and draw his pension at London, Middlesex. Sold with copy discharge papers.