The Donald G. Mellen Collection

Date of Auction: 25th March 2015

Sold for £220

Estimate: £180 - £220

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Bhootan (4248 S. Payne, H.Ms. 55th Regt.) some edge bruising, very fine


Samuel Payne was born in Exeter. A Fly Driver by occupation, he attested for the 55th Regiment at Limerick on 28 January 1856, aged 20 years, 6 months. With the regiment he served in the Mediterranean, 9 months and in the East Indies, 13 years, three months. He was discharged at Portsmouth on 21 January 1878 being found unfit for further service. With copied service papers and roll extracts.