A Collection of Medals to the 13th Regiment and Somerset Light Infantry

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £490

Estimate: £400 - £450

Ghuznee 1839, the reverse field engraved in a contemporary style, ‘Private Thomas Reed, 13th Light Infantry’, with old loop and brass wire-bar suspension, edge bruising, good very fine £400-450


Thomas Reed was embarked at Calcutta in February 1842 and out-pensioned in England that July. With his regimental number of 15, he was the longest served man in the 13th to be entitled to the Ghuznee Medal, and had earlier participated in the Ava operations; see Gosling’s regimental roll.