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Wounded 40 times during the action and lost his right eye. Later in the war taken prisoner by the Turks, and the Americans who handed him to the French. Amongst the last to pass into history near 70 years after the action. Captain Gilbert Kennicott, R.N. (Retd) J.P., Alderman and Mayor of Folkestone. A superb officers medal An exceptional twelve clasp MGS awarded to Henry Campbell, 52nd Foot. He served from 1805. Also at Waterloo following his discharge in 1821 he enlisted into the Veterans Battalion. A Kilmainhan pensioner he passed away in 1856. EX Sotheby 1921 and Needes collection 1925 The exceptionally rare and historically important 93rd Sutherland Highlanders Commanding Officers awards for the famous "THIN RED LINE" at Balaklave in the Crimean War, who was further awarded decorations by all the major powers and the thanks of Sir Colin Campbell: Colonel William Bernard Ainslie, 93rd Sutherland Highlanders Jamie McLeod, 91st (Argyll) Highlanders, with the advance guard of the Eahowe Relief Column under the personal command of Lord Chelmsford were engaged at Gingindlovu 2 April 1879. Later seeing action at Ulundi. A true Scot. As presented to Joseph H. Atkey Chairman of the Board by Queen Victoria at Osborne House. Responsible for Public Health he approved the plumbing at her Cowes, Isle of White residence - putting in Mr "Crapper" conveniences, it would appear the Queen really did have more than one throne room.
The exceptional and well documented Heavy Brigade Crimea group, wounded, rendering a scar over his left eye who later served with the 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers, David Clay 5th (Royal Inniskilling) Dragoon Guards, who in retirement with his wife was the Landlord of the "Duke of Cambridge" Public House in Canterbury. An impressive pair: Alfred Griffiths, 7th Hussars. An alias for Andrew Baker, he served in Rhodesia against the Matabeles revolt, and under Lt. Colonel Baden-Powell in the costly Mashonaland, and later serving in the second Boer War. An extremely rare charger casualty. Thomas Miles, 21st Lancers. KILLED IN ACTION. He rode with Captain Frank Eadon's "D" Squadron which having formed the centre of the charge and sustained the heaviest casualties with eleven killed and thirteen wounded.
Andrew P. Bostock, bostockmilitaria@aol.com, Tel (UK): 01926 856381