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

Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £980

Estimate: £700 - £900

Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Ava (T. Wright, 89th Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, very fine £700-900


Thomas Wright was born at Wolverhampton and enlisted for the 89th Foot on 14 September 1816, aged 20. He served in the ‘Concan and Deccan wars under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Brothers and Major-General Sir W. Keir Grant in the years 1818-19; also in the Burman Empire from the commencement to the conclusion of the war in that country’. He was discharged in 1837, due to illness, his character stated as being ‘very good’.

Sold with copy discharge papers.