The John Chidzey Collection

Date of Auction: 28th March 2012

Sold for £390

Estimate: £300 - £400

Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (Captn. Wm. Morris, R.A.) engraved naming, edge bruising, contact marks, nearly very fine £300-400


William Morris was appointed a Gentleman Cadet on 12 May 1845 and commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery on 18 December 1847. Promoted to Lieutenant in April 1855 and Captain in July 1860. Served in the Crimea, June-November 1854 and Nova Scotia, 1862-64. He died in Cheltenham on 1 December 1864. With copied service notes and roll extract for the ‘Balaklava’ clasp.