A Collection of Medals to the Black Watch

Date of Auction: 25th June 2014

Sold for £820

Estimate: £700 - £900

Pair: Private Henry Shepston, Royal Highlanders, killed in action at El-Teb-Tamaai

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 3 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb-Tamaai (232. Pte. H. Shepston. 1/R. Hrs.); Khedive’s Star 1882, unnamed, minor contact marks, otherwise good very fine (2) £700-900


Private Henry Shepston was killed in action at Tamaai on 13 March 1884, when the regiment had one officer and 59 men killed. Sold with copied medal rolls, muster lists and other research.