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 £260

Estimate: £300 - £350

Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol (Private Patrk. Butler, 41st Foot) contemporary engraved naming, carriage broken on one side below top clasp, suspension re-fixed, edge bruising and contact marks, therefore good fine £300-350

Footnote

Patrick Butler was born in the Parish of Maid Gap, near Callan, County Kilkenny, and attested for the 41st Regiment at Cork on 4 November 1850, aged 20. He served overseas 3 years and 2 months at Malta, and 1 year 2 months in the Crimea. He was sent home to England from Scutari on 22 February 1855, and was discharged, unfit from further service, on 2 October 1855.