The Langham Collection of Medals to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps

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Date of Auction: 17th September 1999

Sold for £400

Estimate: £300 - £350

Five: Armourer Quarter Master Sergeant G. C. Allport, Army Ordnance Corps

Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (643 Armr. Sgt., 2/Rif. Bde.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast (643 Ar. Sjt., A.O.C.); King’s South Africa, 2 clasps (643 S. Armr.-Serjt., A.O.C.); Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (643 Ar. Q.M. Sjt., A.O.C.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum, unnamed as issued, contact marks, otherwise very fine and better (5) £300-350


George Cunningham Allport was born at Aston, near Birmingham, and enlisted into the Corps of Armourers in May 1888, a Gunsmith by trade. He served in the Nile Expedition in 1898, posted for duty with the Rifle Brigade, and was present at the battle of Khartoum; served in the occupation of Crete in 1898; and in South Africa 1899-1902, including the Defence of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek and Belfast. He was awarded the L.S. & G.C. medal with gratuity in 1906, and was discharged in May 1909. Sold with copy service papers.