A Small Collection of Medals to the Dorsetshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £170

Estimate: £200 - £250

Family group:

Army L.S. & G.C. (2), V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (3975 Pte. P. Tierney, 39th Foot; 289.S Drumr. P. Tierney, Dorset. R.)

Three: Driver G. P. Tierney, Royal Engineers
1914-15 Star (38532 Dvr., R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (38532 Dvr., R.E.) this group with edge bruising and contact marks, fine; others good very fine (5) £200-250


Peter and Patrick Tierney are believed to be brothers.

Patrick Tierney was born in Bermuda. He attested for the 39th Regiment on 15 May 1875, aged 14 years. With the 39th/Dorset Regiment he served in the East Indies, May 1875-March 1882; Mediterranean, September-October 1882 and March-December 1885; Egypt, December 1885-August 1886; Malta, March 1897-January 1899. The L.S. & G.C. Medal was the only medal he received, being recommended for it on 1 July 1893. He was discharged as a Sergeant Drummer at Malta on 23 January 1899. With copied service papers.