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

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Date of Auction: 24th February 2016

Sold for £3,400

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Four: Colour-Sergeant John Allen, 61st Foot

Punjab 1848-49, 2 clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat (John Allen, 61st Foot.); India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, North West Frontier (2462. J. Allen H,Ms. 61st. Regt.); Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Delhi (Serjt. J. Allen. 61st Regt.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (2462 Color Serjt. John Allen 61st Foot) edge bruising and contact marks,the first good fine, otherwise very fine (4) £1200-1400


John Allen was born in the Parish of St Paul’s, Dublin, and attested there for the 75th Regiment on 27 October 1848, aged 17 years. He transferred to the 49th Foot on 1 January 1844, ‘at his own request in order to serve with an elder brother’, and transferred again, to the 61st Foot, on 1 March 1845. He was finally discharged in the rank of Colour-Sergeant on 15 July 1865, ‘being unfit for further service’. Sold with copied discharge papers.