The Collection of Medals to the Cheshire and Manchester Regiments, Rifle Brigade and Royal Green Jackets formed by the late David Boniface
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Date of Auction: 25th September 2008
Sold for £1,800
Estimate: £800 - £1,000
Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (Serjt. Edward Boughton, 2nd Battn. Rifle Brigade), the ‘e’ of ‘Brigade’ partially visible under suspension claw, edge bruising, otherwise good very fine £800-1000
FootnoteD.C.M. recommendation dated 19 February 1855.
Edward Boughton’s name appears on a memorial dedicated to Sergeants of the 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade in Sebastopol, the relevant inscription reading, ‘E. Boughton: Killed 30 August 1855’. His effects were valued at a little over £2 and he left no will (official sources refer).