The Massie Collection of Medals to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

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Date of Auction: 17th September 1999

Sold for £750

Estimate: £500 - £550

Five: Private David Legg, 93rd Highlanders
Crimea 1854-56, 2 clasps, Alma, Sebastopol (1965., 93 Sutherland Highlanders) regimentally impressed naming, suspension soldered and no longer swivels; Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 2 clasps, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow (93rd Highlanders); India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Umbeyla (1965., H.M. 93rd Regt.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (1965., 93rd Foot); Turkish Crimea, British issue, crudely named, fitted with Crimea suspension, generally very fine or better (5) £500-550

Footnote

David Legg was born at Bervie, Kincardine, and enlisted at Montrose on 28 January 1846, aged 18 years, a Comb Maker by trade. He served in the Crimea for 2 years 4 months, and in India for 9 years 1 month. He was discharged on 27 August 1867, being unfit for further service. His discharge papers state: ‘Is an old soldier and has done his duty well. This man’s health has been failing since 1862, after service in Peshawur, attributable to long service, exposure during the Cimean War and Indian Mutiny; also to the debilitative effects of the climate of India and especially of the Peshawur Valley. Has not injured his health by vice or intemperance and could if discharged contribute to earning a livelihood.’