A Small Collection of Medals to the Dorsetshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £90

Estimate: £80 - £100

Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (1267 Pte. W. Young, Dorset. R.) minor edge bruising, good very fine £80-100


William Young was born in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire. A Bricklayer by occupation, he attested for the 54th Regiment at Aldershot on 29 January 1868, aged 17 years. With the regiment (becoming the 2nd Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment in 1881) he served abroad in the East Indies, October 1871-January 1886 and Aden, January-December 1886. Awarded the L.S. & G.C., his pnly medal, in 1888. With copied service papers.