The Brian Kieran Collection

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £820

Estimate: £600 - £700

Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (G. Smales, 68th Regt.), officially impressed naming, edge nick/cut at 9 o’clock, otherwise nearly extremely fine £600-700


George Smales, who was embarked for the Crimea with the 68th Foot in May 1854, was attached to the depot at Scutari from mid-December of the same year and died there on 9 January 1855. His name is commemorated on the Crimea War Memorial in Leeds Parish Church (accompanying research refers).