Lot Archive


№ 75


6 July 2004

Hammer Price:

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, N.E. Frontier 1891 (817 Lce. Corpl. A. Dillon, 1st Bn. E. Kent R.) contact marks and minor slight edge bruising, nearly very fine, rare to regiment £300-350

Albert Henry Dillon was born in the Parish of Horsfield, near Bristol. He attested for full-time service in the East Kent Regiment, joining in Dublin in June 1883, aged 14 years. Serving initially as a Boy, he was appointed Drummer in January 1884,Lance Corporal in March 1891, Corporal in June 1892 and Sergeant in November 1899. He served in Malta during 1885, in the Straits and Settlements, 1885-87, in India during 1887-1901 and Burma during 1901-02. During his tour of duty in India he was one of only ten East Kent Regiment recipients of the ‘N.E. Frontier 1891’ clasp, earnt as a Lance Corporal attached to the Quartermaster’s Department in the Manipur Expedition. He was also entitled to the India General Service Medal 1895-1902, with clasps for the Relief of Chitral 1895 and Punjab Frontier 1897-98. Dillon was discharged in November 1904 after completing his second period of engagement. Sold with copied service papers and confirmation of clasp.