A Collection of Medals to the West Yorkshire (14th Foot) and Yorkshire (19th Foot) Regiments

Date of Auction: 8th December 2016

Sold for £800

Estimate: £550 - £650

Three: Sergeant Major G. Mathews, 14th Foot

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Serjt. Major. George. Mathews. No. 2127 14th Regt.) regimentally impressed naming; Army Meritorious Service Medal, V.R. (Sergt. Maj: G. Mathews. Late 1/14th Foot.); Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue (No. 2127. Serjt. Major. G. Mathews. 1. B. 14. Foot.) engraved naming, pierced for ring suspension as issued, light contact marks, otherwise very fine or better (3) £550-650


George Mathews was born in Derry, Ireland, and attested for the 14th Foot at Londonderry, in January 1843. He was promoted Sergeant, in November 1852, and Sergeant Major in October 1855. He was awarded the L.S. & G.C., which would have been surrendered upon receipt of the Meritorious Service Medal with annuity of £10. He was discharged 15 March 1864, having served 21 years and 67 days with the Colours.