A Collection of Medals to the Royal Lancaster Regiment

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Date of Auction: 25th June 2014

Sold for £130

Estimate: £80 - £100

Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (202 Col. Serj. H. Martin, 2-4th Foot) some contact marks, very fine £80-100


Henry Hardy, alias Henry Martin, was born in Mickleham, near Dorking, Surrey. A Carpenter by occupation, he attested for the 4th Regiment at Westminster on 2 January 1858, aged 18 years. He served overseas in the Mediterranean, June 1859-March 1866; Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 1866-July 1868; South Africa, December 1878-February 1880. Awarded the South Africa Medal 1877-79 with clasp ‘1879’ and awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. with a gratuity of £5 on 2 January 1876. Latterly serving as a Sergeant-Instructor of Musketry, he took his discharge on 6 June 1882 having completed his second period of engagement. With copied service papers.