A Collection of Medals to the Black Watch
Date of Auction: 25th June 2014
Sold for £900
Estimate: £800 - £1,000
Ashantee 1873-74, no clasp (1434. Pte. A. Michie. 42nd Foot) officially engraved in a slightly later style; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, Tel-El-Kebir (1434. Pte. A. Michie. 1/R. Highrs:) good very fine (2)
FootnoteAlexander Michie was born in the Parish of Keith, Banffshire, and enlisted into the 42nd Foot at Aberdeen on 7 November 1865, aged 20 years. He served in the Ashanti campaign of 1873-74, and was killed in action at Tel-el-Kebir on 13 September 1882.
The regiment had killed or died of wounds at Tel-el-Kebir, three officers and 10 men.