The Collection of Medals to Yeomen of the Guard formed by Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Denny

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Date of Auction: 8th May 2019

Sold for £900

Estimate: £600 - £800

The group of five awarded to Sergeant Edward Wylds, 13th Light Infantry and Army Service Corps, later Yeoman of the Guard

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Edwd. Wylds, 1st Bn. 13th Lt. Infy.); Ashantee 1873-74, no clasp (1825 Lance Serjt. E. Wylds, A.S.C. 1873-4); Jubilee 1897, bronze; Coronation 1902, bronze; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (1825 Sergt. E. Wylds. A.S. Corps.) the first two with edge nicks and contact marks, good fine, the remainder generally very fine or better (5) £600-£800


Edward Wyld was born in the Parish of Widcombe, Bath, Somerset and enlisted into the 13th Light Infantry at Bath on 9 February 1858, aged 18. He quickly witnessed active service out in India, serving in Brigadier-General Kelly’s Column in the Nepaul Terai (Medal). He transferred to the Military Stores Staff Corps on 1 August 1868, and then transferred to the Army Service Corps on 1 April 1870. Promoted to Corporal (Lance-Sergeant) in May 1872, he served at Cape Coast Castle during the Ashantee campaign of 1873-74 (Medal). Wyld was discharged as a Sergeant on 2 April 1879, and joined the Yeomen of the Guard 29 December 1889, in which capacity he added the Jubilee 1897 and Coronation 1902 medals to his accolades. He died in September 1905. Sold with copied service record and portrait photograph.