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

Date of Auction: 8th December 2016

Sold for £280

Estimate: £220 - £260

Three: Sergeant G. Roberts, 14th Foot

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (No 2386. George. Roberts. 14th ....) regimentally impressed naming, left-hand lug removed; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (2386 Serjt Geoe. Roberts 1st Batt 14th Foot) suspension claw loose, ‘t’ of ‘Foot’ double-struck; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue (2386. G. Roberts. 1. B. 14. Foot.) engraved naming, plugged with later straight bar suspension, contact marks, generally nearly very fine (3) £220-260


George Roberts was born in Crediton, Devon, and attested for the 14th Foot at Exeter, in March 1846. He advanced to Sergeant in August 1862 (awarded L.S. & G.C. 5 September 1867). He was discharged 31 March 1868, having served 21 years and 29 days with the Colours.