Medals to Trumpeters from the Collection of Roderick Cassidy

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Date of Auction: 1st December 2004

Sold for £75

Estimate: £40 - £60

Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (6671 Pte. F. H. Horton, 7/Hrs.) edge bruising and contact marks, good fine £40-60


Frederick Henry Horton was born at Kingston, the son of a musician in the 1st Royal Surrey Militia, and originally enlisted in the 3rd Dragoon Guards in May 1890, having been previously released from the 3rd East Surrey Regiment. Subsequently transferring to the 7th Hussars, he served as a Trumpeter with the regiment in the Boer War and was awarded the Queen’s Medal with three state and two dated clasps. Horton was received his L.S. & G.C. Medal in April 1910 and was eventually discharged as a Bandsman in October of the following year. He died at Norwich in August 1938.