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Egypt and Sudan Medals 1882-1891 from

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500
ca. US$1,784 - US$2,230
Price realised:  £3,100
ca. US$4,610
Lot number 161, Views: 5

Egypt and Sudan Medals 1882-1891 from the Collection of Jack Webb Three: Private James Seymour 3rd King’s Royal Rifle Corps South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (2209 Pte. J. Seymour, 3/60th Foot); Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 5 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb-Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85, Abu Klea (2209 Pte. J. Seymour, 3/K.R. Rif. C.); Khedive’s Star 1882, mounted as worn, pitting from star, otherwise very fine (3) £1200-1500 Footnote 2 officers and 29 other ranks of the 3rd King’s Royal Rifle Corps served on the Nile in the Mounted Infantry Camel Regiment, of whom 1 officer and 24 other ranks fought at Abu Klea. The 3/60th were the innovators in the British Army of mounted infantry, which first saw action during the Zulu war of 1879. James Seymour was born at Winchester and enlisted for the 60th Royal Rifles at Aldershot on 22 November 1877, a domestic servant by trade, aged 18 years 6 months. He served with the 3/60th in the campaigns in Zululand in 1879, the Transvaal in 1881, in Egypt in 1882, in the Eastern Soudan in 1884, and in the Nile Expedition in 1884-85. He was wounded in the leg at Abbassiyeh on 17 February 1886, and was discharged medically unfit on 17 January 1888. Sold with copy discharge papers which confirm all medals and clasps.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dix Noonan Webb
Title: Orders, Decorations and Medals (4 & 5 December 2008)
Date of the auction: 4 Dec 2008 - 5 Dec 2008
Address: Dix Noonan Webb
16 Bolton St, Mayfair
W1J 8BQ London
United Kingdom
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