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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 336

Pair: Colour-Sergeant C. Waller, 33rd (Duke of Wellington's) Regiment

Abyssinia 1867-68 (199 Cr. Sergt. C. Waller 33rd D.W. Regt.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (1307. Cr. Sgt. W. Waller. W. Rid: R.), engraved naming, the first with suspension re-affixed, minor edge bruising and light contact marks, very fine, the second better (2)

On 13 April 1868, the 33rd Foot spearheaded the decisive British assault on King Theodore's hill-fortress of Magdala. Under fire, the regiment advanced up a sheer cliff-face and hacked through a defensive abatis of thorn bushes until Magdala's walls were reached. First onto the ramparts were Private Bergin and Drummer Manger: both received the V.C.

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