The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria

Date of Auction: 20th August 2020

Sold for £1,000

Estimate: £600 - £800

Three: Private Henry Gould, 4th Light Dragoons

Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol (H. Gould. 4th Lt. Dragns.) officially impressed naming; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (1206 Henry Gould 4th Hussars); Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue, unnamed, plugged and fitted with Crimea suspension, the Crimean medals mounted on an ornately engraved silver brooch bar, the L.S. & G.C. separately on another silver brooch bar, heavy edge bruising and contact marks to the first, fine, the others better (3) £600-£800


Henry Gould was born at Bishops Tawton, near Barnstaple, Devon, and attested for the 4th Light Dragoons at Exeter on 29 December 1843, aged 18 years 9 months, a carpenter by trade. He served in the Crimea for 1 year 10 months. Whilst the musters show that he was present with service troops for the entire period, January 1854 to January 1856, there is no evidence either way about his status as a charger. He is noted as being at the ‘Sick Horse Depot’ on 5 November 1854, and he was at Scutari from 4 April to 11 May, 1855. He was left at Scutari as servant to A.Q.M.G. George Mayo and rejoined his regiment on 2 August 1856. Awarded the L.S. & G.C. medal on 11 May 1866, he was discharged at Canterbury on 21 January 1868, at his own request after 24 years service. He joined the Corps of Commissionaires on 10 December 1868, as No. 327, and served with the Corps until his death on 15 March 1897. Sold with copied discharge papers and other research.