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

Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £200

Estimate: £200 - £250

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Andw. Downie, 92nd Highlanders) fitted with ribbon buckle, contact wear and edge bruising, otherwise nearly very fine £200-250


Andrew Downie came from Dunfermline in Fife, and was a saddler by trade. He enlisted into the 92nd Highlanders in Ireland on 5 September 1854, and served with them at Gibraltar, in the Crimea, in India and the United Kingdom. His military career was punctuated by clashes with authority and he spent several periods in confinement. He was discharged at Paisley on 11 November 1864, having completed 10 years limited service. He was one of only 17 soldiers of the 92nd to have earned his Indian Mutiny medal solely for the attack on the village of Gurnaya on 1 July 1859. For further details see A. J. Henderson’s article in the OMRS Journal, Winter 1993. Sold with full muster details.