Lot Archive


№ 971


17 September 2004

Hammer Price:

Pair: Drummer James Turner, 42nd Highlanders, wounded at Kirbekan

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 4 clasps, Suakin 1884, El-Teb-Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85, Kirbekan (2321 Drmr. J. M. Turner, 1/R. Hrs.); Khedive’s Star 1882, very fine (2) £400-500

James Milne Turner was born in the Parish of Cannongate, Edinburgh, and attested for the 42nd Highlanders at Perth on 10 January 1880, aged 16 years. He served in the campaign in Egypt in 1882, and in the Eastern Soudan in 1884-85, and was wounded at the battle of Kirbekan on 10 February 1885. His wounds caused him temporary incapacity resulting in his discharge at Netley Hospital on 16 November 1886. Sold with copy discharge papers.