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

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Date of Auction: 5th April 2006

Sold for £480

Estimate: £200 - £250

Army Meritorious Service Medal, E.VII.R. (R.S. Maj. W. Deveson, 11th Hussars) good very fine £200-250


William Deveson was born at Wingham, Kent, and enlisted into the 11th Hussars on 21 May 1867. He served in India for 10 years and was promoted Troop Sergeant-Major in May 1878. He was awarded the L.S. & G.C. medal with gratuity in 1885, and promoted to R.S.M. the following year. He was awarded the M.S.M. under Army Order No. 8 of January 1906, the only award to the regiment during the reign of Edward VII. As a Sergeant he received from the C.-in-C., Lord Napier, a sword for being the best shot in the Cavalry and Artillery in India.