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Sold between 21 September & 2 April 2003

3 parts


Medals to The Gordon Highlanders and Associated Units from the Collection of A.J. Henderson

Arnold James Henderson


№ 317


21 September 2007

Hammer Price:

South Africa 1834-53 (J. McMinn, 75th Regt.) contact, marks and edge bruising, otherwise nearly very fine £450-500

James McMinn was born at Hertford, Hertfordshire, and enlisted at St Albans on 1 April 1831, aged 18 years 4 months. He served with the 75th Regiment abroad at the Cape of Good Hope for a total of eleven years, including service during the First Kaffir War 1834-35. He was tried by a Regimental Court Martial at Fort Beaufort, Cape of Good Hope, for being drunk when Orderly Sergeant of his Company, found guilty, and sentenced to be reduced to the rank and pay of a Private. He was discharged, being unfit for further service, at Umballa on 12 September 1851. Sold with copy discharge papers.