A Collection of Medals to the 90th Foot, Scottish Rifles and Cameronians

Date of Auction: 18th September 1998

Sold for £400

Estimate: £350 - £400

Three: Private W. Alder, 90th Light Infantry
Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol, officially impressed naming; Indian Mutiny 1857-58, 2 clasps, Defence of Lucknow, Lucknow; Turkish Crimea 1855, British issue, unnamed as issued, very fine and better (3) £350-400


The 90th Light Infantry formed part of the 1st Relief Force under Sir Henry Havelock. After returning from the Crimean War, William Alder was tried by Court Martial for some misdemeanour and sentenced to a period of imprisonment at Portsmouth. He was released, however, to serve the remainder of his sentence onboard ship to India where, after his service at the Defence of Lucknow, he died on 2 November 1858.