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

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Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £680

Estimate: £400 - £500

Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol (D. Carroy, 30th Regt.) officially impressed naming, good very fine £400-500

Footnote

Daniel Carroy (usually referrred to as Carey, or Carrey) attested into the 92nd Highlanders on 18 April 1848, in Ireland, and served with the 92nd in Ireland, Corfu and Gibraltar until he transferred into the 30th Foot in 1854.

When the Crimean War broke out, it was decided that of the four regiments based at Gibraltar, the 92nd should remain to garrison the Rock, whilst the others went to the Front. However, it was also decided that any soldiers from the 92nd who wished could volunteer into one of the other three regiments of their choosing. It was also made clear that, if they so wished, they could return to the 92nd when hostilities had ceased. Carey chose the 30th and transferred to them on I April 1854.

On his transfer he was allocated a new number, 3856, in place of his old 92nd number, 2506. Sadly however, Carey was not to return to the 92nd, having been killed in action during the siege of Sebastopol on I I April 1856. Sold with full muster details.