Lot Archive


№ 286


1 December 2004

Hammer Price:

Pair: Trumpeter S. Masters, Royal Surrey Militia, late 4th Light Dragoons, 15th Hussars and 12th Lancers

Crimea 1854-56
, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Trumpr., 12th Lans.), contemporary engraved naming; Turkish Crimea 1855, British issue (Corpol., 12th Lancers), fitted with narrow-swivel-bar suspension, contemporary engraved naming, the first with refixed suspension claw, contact marks and edge bruising, good fine (2) £140-160

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, Medals to Trumpeters from the Collection of Roderick Cassidy.

View Medals to Trumpeters from the Collection of Roderick Cassidy


Stephen Masters was born at Maidstone, Kent and originally enlisted in the 4th Light Dragoons in September 1838, aged 15 years. Transferring as a Trumpeter to the 15th Hussars in April 1840, he again moved regiment in February 1854, when he joined the 12th Lancers, and witnessed active service in the Crimea in the Sebastopol operations. Masters, who was awarded his L.S. & G.C. Medal in April 1862, finally transferred to the 2nd Royal Surrey Militia in November 1862 and was discharged as a Trumpeter in April 1867.