The John Nicholson Collection of medals to men who fought in the Kaffir Wars of 1834-53

Date of Auction: 25th September 2019

Sold for £140

Estimate: £100 - £120

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Wm. Blower, 12th Rl. Lancers) naming weak in parts, edge bruising and contact marks, therefore fine £100-£120


William Blower enlisted into the 12th Lancers on 6 November 1843, aged 18. He served with the regiment in the Third Kaffir War of 1850-53 (Medal), in the Crimea 1855-56 (Medal with clasp ‘Sebastopol’ and Turkish medal), and in the Indian Mutiny as part of the Saugor Field Division under Major-General Whitlock in Central India (Medal). Sold with copied discharge papers and other research.