A Collection of Awards to the Worcestershire Regiment formed by Group Captain J. E. Barker

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Date of Auction: 27th September 2017

Sold for £360

Estimate: £260 - £300

Pair: Surgeon W. M. Dowding, late 36th Foot

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Staff Surgeon. W. M. Dowding.) contemporary engraved naming; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue, pierced with rings for suspension, good very fine (2) £260-300


William Mills Dowding was born in London on 31 January 1821, and was appointed Assistant Surgeon to the 36th Foot on 9 May 1845. He served in the Crimea in 1855 as Staff Surgeon 2nd Class, was appointed to the 54th Foot in April 1859, and rejoined the Staff in July 1860. He retired on half-pay in October 1861, and died in Margate on 26 June 1886. Sold with research.