Meritorious Service Medal Groups from the Collection of Ian McInnes

Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £2,300

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,600

Seven: Colour-Sergeant E. Pearce, Royal Sussex Regiment

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 2 clasps, The Nile 1884-85, Abu Klea (2080 Pte. G. Pearce, 1/R. Suss. R.); India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Hazara 1888 (2....rgt. A. Pearce, 2d Bn. R. Suss. R.); India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (4..... Colr. Sergt. A. E. Pearce, 2d Bn. Ryl. S... Regt.), unofficial rivets between clasps, suspension rod loose; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small reverse letters (... C. Sgt. E. Pearce, R. Suss. R.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 3rd issue, coinage head (C. Sjt. E. Pearce, R. Suss. R.); Khedive’s Star 1882 (E. P. 2080, 1st Bn. The R.S. Regt.); Corps of Commissionaires Badge (E. Pearce), silver and enamel, hallmarks for Birmingham 1905, note variation in initials, some enamel damage to last, edge bruising and some contact marks, nearly very fine and better (7) £1400-1600


Ex D.N.W. 21 September 2007.

E. Pearce, a marksman, was a Colour-Sergeant in “F” Company 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment at the end of his Army service. He served in the Corps of Commissionaires from 1903 to 1936. Awarded the L.S. & G.C. in July 1899. Awarded the M.S.M. per Army Order 16 of 1935.

Egypt Medal and clasps confirmed to ‘2080 Lance-Sergeant E. Pearce, Royal Sussex Regiment’; India General Service Medals and clasps confirmed to ‘4466 Color Sergeant A. E. Pearce, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.

The group is listed in The Annuity Meritorious Service Medal 1847-1953, by Ian McInnes, p.245. Sold with photocopied portrait photograph of the recipient and some photocopied research.