The Langham Collection of Medals to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps

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Date of Auction: 17th September 1999

Sold for £160

Estimate: £130 - £150

Pair: Armourer Sergeant J. R. Leadbeter, Army Ordnance Corps

India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (413 Staff Armourer Sergt., Army Ordce. C.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (413 S. Armr. Sgt., C. of Armrs.) good very fine (2) £130-150


John Richard Leadbeter was born in Enfield, Middlesex, and enlisted into the Corps of Armourers in December 1876. He served in India from 1887 to 1899, for the greater part as Armourer Sergeant to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and served with the Tirah Expeditionary Force on the Punjab Frontier in 1897-98 (Medal with two clasps). He received his L.S. & G.C. medal in July 1895, and was discharged to pension in December 1901. Sold with copy service papers.