Pre WW1 Single Medals
Victorian Crimean War Medal 3 Clasp Thos Monelly 4th Regiment
Victorian British Crimean War medal 1854-56
Crimean war medal 1854-56, awarded to 3139 Private Thomas Monelly 4th Regiment (Kings Own), Alma, Inkermann and Sebastopol clasps. Official impressed "4TH REGT", re-engraved in contemporary capitals name "T MONELLY" , signs of reasonable wear IMO at least Good Very Fine, no nasty edge knocks, light wear only, suspension a little slack, turns freely, steel pin holds Alma & Inkerman clasps together, replacement ribbon, comes with copy medal rolls showing he was entitled to medal and the three battle clasps. He probably earned Sebastopol clasp during famous attack by the British on the "Redan" at Sebastopol June 1855, please see pictures for condition
The 4th was a single battalion regiment when it was posted to the Crimea in 1854. They were at the Alma, Inkerman, and the siege of Sevastopol where they suffered the cold and hunger in the trenches during the first winter of the war. In October 1854, a member of the regiment, Private Thomas Grady won its first VC. Two officers who died were Capt W Arnold who died of wounds while a prisoner of war, and Colonel H C Cobbe CB, commanding the regiment, who was wounded on the Redan on 18th June 1855 and died on 6th August.
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