A Collection of Medals to the 10th and 11th Hussars

Date of Auction: 5th April 2006

Sold for £950

Estimate: £200 - £250

Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 1st issue, large letter reverse (J. Bambrick, Troop Serjt. Major 11th Hussars. 1838) fitted with original steel clip and rectangular bar suspension, contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine £200-250


John Bambrick was born at Windsor, Berkshire, and attested for the 11th Light Dragoons at Bedfont, Sussex, on 20 August 1814, aged twenty-three. He fought at Waterloo in the rank of Sergeant, and at Bhurtpoor as Troop Sergeant Major. He served a total of eighteen years 332 days in the East Indies, returning to England in June 1838, where he was discharged on 12 September 1838. His Army of India medal was in the Needes Collection of 1940, and sold at Glendining’s in November 1903 and May 1970. Sold with copy discharge papers and other research.