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 £550

Estimate: £500 - £600

Candahar Ghuznee Cabul 1842 (Wm. Clappe, 41st Regt.) fitted with replacement silver claw and straight bar suspension, nearly very fine £500-600


William Clapp, by trade a twist lace maker, was born in the Parish of Warbrugh, Derby, and enlisted into the 45th Regiment at Nottingham on 18 January 1834, aged 17 years 6 months. He landed in India in October 1834 and transferred to the 41st Regiment on 1 November 1836, his own regiment having been ordered to Europe. He was discharged in the rank of Sergeant at Templemore on 11 October 1855, being placed on the permanent Staff of the Militia (2d Derbyshire). He was then ‘in possession of the Medal inscribed “Candahar, Ghuznee, Cabul, 1842”, also was in possession of four good conduct badges when promoted.’ Sold with copy discharge papers.