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

Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £1,400

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Nepaul (John Connister, 87th Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise, nearly very fine £1200-1500


John Connister was born at Kilbride, County Roscommon, and enlisted into the 87th Foot at Athlone on 28 February 1810, aged 16, for unlimited service. He served in India from September 1812 until May 1826, and was discharged on 9 June 1826, due to long service. His conduct was stated to have been ‘very bad’.

Sold with copy discharge papers.