Medals to Trumpeters from the Collection of Roderick Cassidy

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Date of Auction: 1st December 2004

Sold for £370

Estimate: £180 - £220

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 2 clasps, Suakin 1885, Tofrek (1698 Trumpr. A. Loveday, 5th Lancers) contact marks, otherwise very fine £180-220


Alfred Loveday, who was born at Colchester, Essex, enlisted in the 5th Lancers in May 1876, aged 20 years, having already served for several years as a Drummer in the 41st Foot. He subsequently witnessed active service as a Trumpeter in the 5th Lancers in the Sudan between February and June 1885, and was discharged in May 1888, when his character was described as being ‘Indifferent - frequently absent without leave.’