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

Date of Auction: 8th December 2016

Sold for £260

Estimate: £140 - £180

Pair: Private T. Statham, 19th Foot

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (T. Statham. 19th Regt.) officially impressed naming, suspension claw re-affixed; Turkish Crimea 1855, British issue, unnamed, pierced for ring suspension as issued, generally nearly very fine (2)


Thomas Statham was born in Shardlow, Derbyshire, and attested for the 19th Foot at Dover, in November 1854. He served with the Regiment during the Crimea campaign, and in India (entitled to I.G.S. 1854-95, with ‘North West Frontier’ clasp). He was discharged 15 September 1876, having served 21 years and 37 days with the Colours, during which time he was promoted Corporal five times, and reduced in rank five times.