Medals for the Egypt and Sudan Campaigns from the collection of Colin Narbeth

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Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £780

Estimate: £600 - £650

Five: Private T. Little, Seaforth Highlanders

India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Relief of Chitral 1895 (4118 Pte., Seaforth Highrs.); Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (4118 Pte., 1/Sea. Hrs.), correction to service number; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (4118 Pte., 2 Sea. Highrs.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (4118 Pte., Seaforth Highrs.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, The Atbara, Khartoum (4118 Pte., 1st Sea. Highrs.) slight edge bruising and contact marks, very fine (5) £600-650


Thomas Little was born in Bermondsey, London. A Printer’s Cutter by occupation, and a member of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion West Surrey Regiment, he attested for the Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George on 10 November 1891, aged 19 years, 3 months. With the Seaforth Highlanders he served in India, December 1893-January 1897, serving in the Relief of Chitral 1895; Malta, January-March 1897; the occupation of Crete, March-November 1897; Egypt and Sudan, November 1897-May 1900, serving in the Sudan campaign 1896-98; South Africa, May 1900-September 1902. Little was transferred to the Army Reserve in May 1903 and was finally discharged on 9 November 1903. Sold with copied service papers and roll extracts.