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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 64

Three: Private J. Thompson, 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot, who was wounded at the Battle of the Alma

Crimea 1854-56, 2 clasps, Alma, Sebastopol (J. Thompson. 95th Regt.), officially impressed naming; Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Central India (John Thompson, 95th Regt.); Turkish Crimea 1855 (J. Thompson. XCV. Regt.), depot impressed naming, this last fitted with silver swivel suspension, very fine (3)

John Thompson was born in 1832 at Peterborough and was a labourer upon his enlistment at Derby in November 1850. Sailing for the Crimea in April 1854, he was present at the Battle of the Alma, being wounded in action on 20 September 1854. During the action, the Regiment lost some 193 killed, wounded or missing and Thompson was sent to Scutari to recover. He finally rejoined his unit in January 1857 and thence went to India to share in the Central India campaign during the Indian Mutiny. He was posted sick in July 1858 at Goouah. Variously posted sick, he was discharged at Fernway in May 1861.

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