Lot Archive


№ 492


29 July 1992

Hammer Price:

A scarce pair to Major E.M. Poynton, Somerset Light Infantry

SOUTH AFRICA 1877-9, 1 clasp, 1878-9 (Lieut. 1/13th Foot); INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (Captain, 2nd Bn. Som. LI.) mounted onaco ntemporary wearing bar, some edge bruising, otherwise very fine and toned (2)

Major E.M. Poynton served in the Kaffir campaign on the expedition against Sekukuni, and in the Zulu campaign including the engagement at Zungen Nek, action of Kambula and battle of Ulundi (medal with clasp). He was present with the 2nd Battalion in the Burmese expedition of 1885-6 (medal with clasp).