A Collection of Awards for the Indian Mutiny 1857-59
Date of Auction: 1st March 2017
Sold for £320
Estimate: £340 - £380
FootnoteProvenance: Spink, July 2005.
Walter John Vizard was commissioned Ensign in the 35th Madras Native Infantry in 1846. He served with the Regiment in Pegu during the Second Burmese War (entitled to I.G.S. 1854-95, with ‘Pegu’ clasp). During the Indian Mutiny he commanded a detachment at Diggi, North Canara, throughout the operations March - December 1858, and was present in a skirmish with and in the pursuit of rebels.
Vizard advanced to Colonel, Madras Staff Corps, in 1877. He retired Major-General, and died at Dursley, Gloucestershire, in December 1898.