Meritorious Service Medal Groups from the Collection of Ian McInnes

Date of Auction: 20th September 2002

Sold for £520

Estimate: £200 - £250

Four: Quarter-Master Sergeant G. S. Fulton, Royal Highlanders

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 2 clasps, El-Teb-Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85; Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (1186 C. Sjt., Rl. Hdrs.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. (S-8536 Q.M. Sjt., R. Highrs.); Khedive’s Star 1884 the first with erased naming, slight contact wear and edge bruising, very fine and better (4) £200-250


George S. Fulton, who served in the Black Watch from 1882-1908, was Boy Trumpeter to Colonel Wachope during the Nile Expedition 1884-85 and was present at the Battles of El-Teb and Tamaai. Awarded the L.S. & G.C. Medal in 1907, the year before his retirement, he was recalled to the Colours in the Great War and served at the Black Watch’s Depot as an Orderly Room Q.M.S. and was awarded the M.S.M. (London Gazette 22 February 1919). He died in 1936; sold with copy portrait photograph.