Medals from the Rob Campbell Collection relating to Clevedon, Somerset

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Date of Auction: 5th December 2018

Sold for £340

Estimate: £280 - £320

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Lucknow (Serjt. John Pitt, 1st Bn. 23rd R.W. Fusrs.) with contemporary silver top riband buckle, minor edge bruising, otherwise good very fine £280-£320


John Pitt was born in Clevedon, Somerset. He attested for 23rd Foot at Bristol in January 1855. Pitt served with the 1st Battalion during the Indian Mutiny, and advanced to Colour-Sergeant in February 1859. He was discharged ‘medically unfit’ in 1861, and was appointed Drill Sergeant with the Bromyard Rifle Corps - later ‘D’ Company, Herefordshire Rifle Volunteers.

In the 1860’s Pitt changed his name to John Pitt Gamlin. He died in March 1869.