Medals to Trumpeters from the Collection of Roderick Cassidy

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Date of Auction: 1st December 2004

Sold for £520

Estimate: £300 - £350

South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (No. 1176 Trumpt. Mjr. J. Dunn, 17th D.C.O. Lrs.) severe edge bruise, very fine £300-350

Footnote

John Dunn was born at Dorchester and enlisted in the 17th Lancers at Dublin in February 1868, aged 14 years. Five years later he was appointed a Trumpeter and by the eve of the Zulu War operations he had attained the rank of Trumpet-Major - he was present in South Africa from February to October 1879. Dunn transferred to the 21st Hussars as Bandmaster in December 1883 and served out in India from 1887-90 before returning home to obtain his discharge in March of the latter year.