A Collection of Awards for the Indian Mutiny 1857-59

Date of Auction: 1st March 2017

Sold for £400

Estimate: £320 - £360

Pair: Colour-Sergeant J. Simpson, 83rd Foot

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Central India (Cr. Serjt. J. Simpson, 83rd Regt.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (2088. Cr. Serjt. Jas. Simpson, 83rd Foot) contact marks, therefore nearly very fine (3) £320-360


James Simpson was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, and attested for the 83rd Foot at Dungannon, in December 1842. He advanced to Sergeant in December 1851, and Colour-Sergeant in March 1859. He was discharged 28 June 1864, having served 21 years and 24 days with the Colours. He died in October 1897.