The Collection of Medals to Artillery Units formed by Lt-Col. A.M. Macfarlane

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Date of Auction: 4th July 2001

Sold for £600

Estimate: £300 - £400

Hyderabad 1843 (J. O’Neill, 1st T.H.A.) impressed naming, fitted with silver clip and bar suspension, nearly extremely fine and scarce £300-400


Ex Phillips Collection 1925.

John O’Neill served with 1 Troop Bombay Horse Artillery at Hyderabad and also at Ghuznee and Cabul for which he also received a medal (known to survive). 1 Troop later received “The Eagle Troop” Honour Title for its services at Hyderabad.

John O’Neill was born in County Down, Ireland, c. 1810, and enlisted at Liverpool in 1829. He was discharged in 1847 suffering from hepatitis.