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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 219

(x) Pair: Captain J. Dawson, 6th Regiment

South Africa 1834-53 (Lieut. John Dawson, 6th Regt.); Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Captn. J. Dawson, 1st Bn. 6th Regt.), minor contact marks, better than very fine (2)

John Dawson was appointed to a Cornetcy in the 6th Regiment in May 1852, direct from the ranks; he had earlier served in the Second War in South Africa 1846-47.

He subsequently served in the Third War 1850-53, including the operations in the Fish River, Amatolas, and both the Transkei Expeditions, on the latter of which he acted as Adjutant. He was advanced to Lieutenant in June 1854 and was placed on half-pay as a Captain after the Indian Mutiny.

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