Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (10 November 2021)

Date of Auction: 10th November 2021

Sold for £380

Estimate: £300 - £400

Three: Troop Sergeant Major J. Caldwell, 18th Hussars, late 10th Hussars

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Corpl. J. Caldwell. 10th. Hussars.) engraved naming; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (17 T. Sergt. Mjr. Jas. Caldwell, 18th. Hussars.); Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue, unnamed as issued, pierced as issued, with triple ring suspension, minor edge bruising and contact marks, very fine (3) £300-£400


James Caldwell was born in Co. Tyrone and attested for the 4th Dragoon Guards on 15 August 1845, transferring to the 10th Hussars on 1 April 1846. He was promoted Corporal on 24 November 1854 and served with them in the Crimea for 1 year and 2 months. Promoted Sergeant on 2 March 1856, he transferred to the 18th Hussars on 1 March 1858, and was appointed Troop Sergeant Major 1 October of that year. He was discharged to pension on 14 September 1869, after 24 years and 24 days’ service, of which 11 years and 3 months had been spent in India.

Sold with copied record of service and medal roll extract.