The Tom Gustard Collection of Medals & Militaria and to the 21st Lancers

Date of Auction: 6th December 2006

Sold for £350

Estimate: £340 - £380

Pair: Private W. Pearce, 21st Hussars, attached Light Camel Regiment

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, The Nile 1884-85 (1503 Pte., 21/Husrs.); Khedive’s Star, 1884-86, edge bruising to first, otherwise generally good very fine (2) £340-380


William Pearce was born in Brighton and enlisted in the 21st Hussars in October 1876, aged 18 years. Following active service out in Egypt from September 1884 to July 1885 - when he was one of 46 men from the 21st Hussars to be seconded for duty in the Light Camel Regiment - he was placed on the Army Reserve in October 1886.