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

A Crimea War D.C.M. awarded to Sergeant E. Boughton, Rifle Brigade

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

Footnote

D.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).