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

Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £920

Estimate: £700 - £900

Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Ava (Corpl. J. Eakins, 54th Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, very fine £700-900


First recorded at Glendining, September 1903.

James Eakins was born at Curhonough, County Cavan, and enlisted into the 95th Foot on 25 June 1817. He transferred to the 54th Foot on 1 December 1818, at Sunderland, County Durham, then aged 19, for unlimited service, and spent the period from May 1822 to October 1829 in the East Indies. He was discharged in the rank of Private, due to intermittent fever and epilepsy, on 12 November 1830, having served as a Corporal for 264 days and as a Sergeant for 2 years. His conduct was stated to have been ‘very bad’. Sold with copy discharge papers.