Lot Archive

Lot

№ 204

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27 September 1994

Estimate: £200–£300

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897- 98 (4447 Pte. E. Thompson, 1st Bn. Dorset Regt.) nearly extremely fine

Private Edward Thompson was severely wounded, by a gunshot in the back, during the attack on the Dargai Heights, 20 October 1897. The Dorsets took a prominent part in the storming of Dargai, suffering quite severe casualties. Private S. Vickery of the Dorsets, won the Victoria Cross on this occasion.