Lot Archive


№ 287


1 December 2004

Hammer Price:

Four: Trumpet-Major J. Hanrahan, 6th Dragoon Guards

Crimea 1854-56
, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Trumptr., 6th Dgn. Gds.), contemporary engraved naming; Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Trumpr., 6th Dragn. Gds.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (838 Trumpet Major, 6th Dn. Gds.); Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue, unnamed as issued, the first with brooch-pin fitted to reverse of clasp and the second with slack suspension claw, edge bruising and contact marks, good fine and rather better (4) £350-400

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


John Hanrahan was born in Cork and enlisted in the 6th Dragoon Guards in April 1845, aged 14 years. Appointed a Trumpeter in December 1851, he witnessed active service out in the Crimea in the Sebastopol operations, and afterwards during the Indian Mutiny, gaining advancement to Corporal in June 1860 and to Sergeant in the following month. Hanrahan was finally discharged as a Trumpet-Major in May 1873.