Lot Archive


№ 7


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

A Crimean group of four awarded to General Edward Westby Donovan, 33rd Regiment, later Colonel of the East Yorkshire Regiment

CRIMEA 1854-55, 3 clasps, Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol (Major, 33rd Regt.) contemporary engraved naming; France, LEGION OF HONOUR, Knight's breast badge; Turkey, ORDER OF MEDJIDIE, 5th class breast badge; TURKISH CRIMEA, British issue, edge bruise on first, otherwise very fine (4)

General Donovan served with the 33rd Regiment in the Eastern campaign of 1854 and up to the 19 April 1855, including the battles of Alma and Inkermann, and siege of Sebastopol. He was severely wounded in the Trenches on 16 April, mentioned in despatches, London Gazette, 2 May, 1855, received the Brevets of Major and Lieutenant-Colonel, and was created Knight of the Legion of Honour, and 5th class of the Medjidie. Donovan was promoted General on 1 April, 1887, and Colonel of the East Yorkshire Regiment on 6 June 1891. He died in 1897.