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17 September 2004

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The Bhurtpoor campaign medal to Corporal Benjamin Coldron, 59th Foot

Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Bhurtpoor (Corl. Benjn. Coldron, 59th Ft.) short hyphen reverse, officially engraved naming, contact marks, nearly very fine

Benjamin Coldron (also spelt Condron and Condon) was born at Maryboro, Queen’s County, circa 1804, and enlisted into H.M’s 59th Foot on 28 January 1822, aged 18, for unlimited service. On 30 January 1826, a fortnight after the Capture of Bhurtpoor, Coldron was deemed non effective and ‘Invalided’. He sailed for England with other invalids, under the command of Captain Johnston, H.M’s 44th Regiment, in the private ship Sir Edward Paget. He was discharged due to ‘chronic rheumatism and general bad health’, and subsequently received a pension of 10d per day.

Ref: WO 25/1908.