Medals to The Gordon Highlanders and Associated Units from the Collection of A.J. Henderson

Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £490

Estimate: £450 - £500

South Africa 1834-53 (Wm. Gean, 75th Regt.) fitted with silver ribbon buckle, edge bruising and nicks, otherwise very fine £450-500


William Gean was born in the Parish of Ballintemple, near Cashel, County Tipperary, in about 1806 and was a weaver by trade. He enlisted into the 75th Regiment at Fermoy on 31 January 1825, and served during the First Kaffir War of 1834-35. On his return to Britain, he spent the remainder of his service at home, until he was discharged at Dublin on 27 January 1846. Sold with copy discharge papers and full muster details.