The Collection of Medals to the Cheshire and Manchester Regiments, Rifle Brigade and Royal Green Jackets formed by the late David Boniface

Date of Auction: 25th September 2008

Sold for £210

Estimate: £250 - £300

South Africa 1834-53 (Robt. Caulter, 1st Bn. Rifle Bde.), edge bruising and contact marks, good fine £250-300


Robert Caulter - or Coulter according to his discharge papers - was born at Market Hill, Armagh and enlisted in the Rifle Brigade in September 1848, aged 17 years. He subsequently served with the 1st Battalion in the Cape of Good Hope, in the Crimea and in Canada, thereby earning entitlement to the Crimea Medal & 3 clasps and the Canada General Service Medal & clasp, in addition to the above described award. Discharged in Montreal, Canada at the end of his second period of engagement in May 1870, his gave his intended place of residence as Hamilton, Ontario.