The Brian Kieran Collection

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £620

Estimate: £400 - £500

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Surgeon E. B. Tuson, 12th Lancers), contemporary engraved naming, edge bruising, contact marks and polished, good fine £400-500


Edward Bailey Tuson, who was born in March 1819, was originally appointed an Assistant Surgeon in the 2/West India Regiment in August 1844. Having then transferred to the 53rd Foot in March 1848 and to the 9th Dragoons in October 1851, he joined the 12th Lancers as a Surgeon in November 1854, with whom he witnessed active service in the Crimea. Advanced to Staff Surgeon 2nd Class in December 1855, he transferred to the 17th Foot in November 1862, with whom he gained further promotion to Surgeon Major in August 1864 and to Deputy Surgeon-General in July 1872. Tuson was finally placed on the Retired List in the honorary rank of Surgeon-General in March 1879 and died in February 1903.