Gwalior campaign 1843 - Maharajpore Star, Lieutenant in the ...

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Gwalior campaign 1843 - Maharajpore Star, Lieutenant in the 31st Native Infantry Gwalior campaign

1843 - Maharajpore Star,  Lieut. W. R. Dunmore, 31st Regt. Native Inf.
Condition - GVF, Medal has original pocket clip (i.e. not altered to different suspension)

Dunmore had a long and interesting career, largely in the 31st, 1826-57.

This regiment did not mutiny in 1857 - which was put down to their good training and the influence of their officers.

Ensign, Sept 1826;
Lieut. 1833;
Captain April 1844;
Major 1851.
Promoted to Lt. Col. 1856;
Colonel in 1859.

Served at Maharajpore (medal); the Punjab Campaign 1849 (Soodalapore, Chillianwallah and Goojerat); wounded at Chillianwallah- medal; N.W.Frontier (Kohat 1850 - medal).
Appointed Commandant of Landour Depot in 1857 but too ill to remain on duty and retired to UK.

Died in Harrogate, 12th September 1885 aged 79.

Auction Date:
26th May 20 at 11am BST

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