India General Service 1849-95, clasp Burma 1885-7. To: Colon...



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India General Service 1849-95, clasp Burma 1885-7.

To: Colonel H. P. R. F. Crawfurd 12th Madras Infy. (Correctly engraved in running script)
Condition - Generally VF, however suspension bar loose to clasp.

Born 1835; Hugh Patrick Ralston Français Crawfurd, the son of Hugh Crawfurd and Annabella Crawfurd (nee Ralston) .
Commissioned in 1855 and to Indian Army 1863; Ensign in the 34th Madras Native Infantry on 1 September 1866.
Promoted to Lieutenant in April 1858;
Captain in September 1867;
Major in September 1875;
Lieutenant-Colonel in September 1881.

Served as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 12th Madras Infantry in the Burma War of 1885-87. In November 1885 the unit besieged the redoubt at Minhla and routed the garrison in a hard fought action where they lost four officers and 26 men. Commanded 5th Madras Infantry in 1890.

Retired in 1893; later address : Bedford Gardens, Kensington.
This appears to be his only medal entitlement.

Auction Date: 28th Jan 2020 at 10am

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