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Auction: Auction 29.05.2014
was auctioned on: 29 May 2014
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A Pleasing Egypt and Sudan Campaign Pair awarded to Private William Lyons, 1st Battalion …

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Estimate: £280 - £320
ca. US$471 - US$538
Price realised:  £550
ca. US$926
Lot number 56, Views: 60

A Pleasing Egypt and Sudan Campaign Pair awarded to Private William Lyons, 1st Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, wounded in action at El-Teb, comprising: Egypt and Sudan Medal, 1882-1889, undated reverse, single clasp, El-Teb (1742 Pte W. Lyons. 1/York & Lanc: R:), Khedive’s Star, 1884; the first officially engraved in sloping capitals, the second unnamed as issued, pair loose. Toned, good very fine. (2) Private William Lyons was born c.1857 in Mirfield, near Dewsbury, Yorkshire, and attested for service with the 1st Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment at Pontefract 2 January 1879, having previously worked as a Plasterer. He was wounded whilst serving with this regiment in 1884 in the Sudan at the Battle of El-Teb, as noted in his discharge papers - ‘GSW right knee, 11 (days in Hospital), wounded by a revolver bullet which was extracted - recovery.’ He served with the colours for a total of 12 years prior to discharge 3 January 1891. Sold with copy discharge papers confirming the above award of a pair.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Auction 29.05.2014
Date of the auction: 29 May 2014
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
SW1Y 5LU London
United Kingdom
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