A Collection of Medals for the Ashanti 1895-96 Expedition

Date of Auction: 25th June 2008

Sold for £550

Estimate: £400 - £500

Pair: Private J. Allen (alias McLauchlin), Leinster Regiment

Ashanti Star 1896; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (2176 Pte., Leins. Regt.), generally good very fine and scarce (2) £400-500


Allen was awarded his Ashanti Star under the name of ‘McLaughlin’ but with the same regimental number of ‘2176’ (WO 100/79 refers). Just 26 such awards to the Leinsters; further research required to verify the “South Africa 1901” clasp on his Queen’s South Africa Medal.