Lot Archive


№ 150


8 December 1994

Hammer Price:

INDIAN MUTINY 1857-58, 1 clasp, Lucknow (Ensign G.L.G. O'Brien, 1st. Bn. 23rd R.W. Fusrs) better than very fine

John Leonard Greenwell O'Brien served with the 23rd Fusiliers in India 1857-58, including the affair at Ramgunga, siege and capture of Lucknow, and operations accross the Goomtee; storm and capture of Selimpore and Simree Forts, actions of Jhubrowlee, Poorwah, Beerah, and Buxarghat; also Trans Gogra operations when the rebels were driven into Napal. He retired as Hon. Lieutenant Colonel, 82nd Regiment, 11 March 1882.