The collection of medals to the 41st and 69th Regiments of Foot (The Welch Regiment) formed by the late colonel Dudley Thornton, CBE

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Date of Auction: 7th July 2010

Sold for £820

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Ava (J. Demain, 41st Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, edge bruising, otherwise very fine £800-1000


John Demain volunteered as a Corporal from the 53rd Regiment to the 41st Regiment, arriving with the 41st as a Private in April 1822. He was promoted to Corporal in 1825 and to Sergeant in February 1828, reverting to Private again in August 1829.