A Collection of Militaria to the Gloucestershire Regiment (28th and 61st Foot)

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Date of Auction: 24th February 2016

Sold for £3,200

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Pair: Captain E. R. Berry, 61st Foot, later Military Train, who is supposed to have carried the ‘colours’ at Chilianwala

Punjab 1848-49, 2 clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat (Ensign. E. R. Berry. 61st Foot) officially impressed in small capitals, a slightly later issue; Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Delhi (Lieut. E, R, Berry. 61st Regt.) good very fine £800-1000


Edward Ring Berry was appointed Ensign in the 61st Foot on 29 January 1847, becoming Lieutenant on 26 April 1849, and Captain on 1 September 1857. He transferred to the 5th Battalion, Military Train in 1859 and was still serving in 1865. He served with the 61st Regiment in the Punjab campaign of 1848-49, and was present at the passage of the Chenab, the action of Sadulapur, the battles of Chilianwala and Goojerat, and the pursuit of the enemy to the Khyber Pass (Medal with two Clasps). He served in the Indian campaign of 1857, and was present at the siege, assault, and capture of Delhi, and action of Nujjufghur (Medal and Clasp). Sold with photographic copy of a portrait of the recipient in uniform wearing first medal titled ‘Lt. E. Berry 1847 Carried the colours at Chilianwala’.

See lots 513, 514 and 515 for accoutrements worn by Captain Berry in the 61st Regiment.