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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 216

(x) Four: Colonel E. Pole, 12th Lancers

South Africa 1834-53 (Lieut. Col. E. Pole, 12th Lancers); Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Colonel Edwd. Pole, 12th Rl. Rt. Lancers), engraved naming; Turkey, Order of Medjidie, 5th Class breast badge, silver, gold and enamel; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian die, Hunt & Roskell striking, original ribands and Hunt & Roskell riband buckles for wearing, very fine and better (4)

Edward Pole was appointed to a Cornetcy in the 12th Lancers in July 1825. His subsequent appointments were to Lieutenant in September 1826; Captain in November 1831; Major in July 1844 and Lieutenant-Colonel in March 1847.

Actively employed during the Third War in South Africa, he commanded the cavalry and artillery during Somerset's expedition beyond the Kei in December 1851 and, in the following year, commanded several columns and patrols (Medal).

He subsequently served in the Crimea from May 1855, and was present at the capture of Tehorgoun, the battle of Tehernaya, and the siege and fall of Sebastopol; and at Eupatoria with the Light Cavalry Brigade (Medal & clasp; 5th Class Medjidie and Turkish Medal).

Pole, who was advanced to Colonel in November 1854, was placed on half-pay March 1861.

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