A Collection of Medals to the Gloucestershire Regiment

Date of Auction: 15th October 2020

Sold for £600

Estimate: £300 - £400

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1887-89 (2452 Lce. Corpl. Z. Andrews 2d Bn. Glouc. R.) minor official correction to last three letters of surname, otherwise extremely fine and rare to regiment £300-£400


Only 5 clasps for ‘Burma 1887-89’ to the regiment. Andrews is confirmed on the roll for services as a Military Signaller attached to the Government Telegraph Department in upper Burma from 20 May 1887 to 1 July 1889.

Zachariah Andrews was born at Aberdare, Glamorgan, and enlisted at Bristol on 26 February 1881, aged 19. He passed classes of instruction in Electric Telegraphy, and received a Certificate of Education, 2nd Class, on 12 October 1885. He served abroad in Southern Afghanistan, February 1882 to February 1883; India March 1883 to May 1857; Burmah, May 1887 to July 1889; and in India, July 1889 to June 1890. He was discharged on 10 June 1890, his discharge papers confirming medal for Burma 1887-9. Sold with copied discharge papers and medal roll extract.