A Collection of Medals to the Gloucestershire Regiment

Date of Auction: 15th October 2020

Sold for £500

Estimate: £500 - £600

Pair: Drum-Major R. Murray, 61st Foot

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Delhi (R. Murray, 61st Regt.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (3411. Drum Maj: R. Murray, 61st Foot) suspension re-affixed on the first, edge bruising and contact marks, therefore good fine or better, the second very fine (2) £500-£600


Robert Murray was born in the Parish of St Mary’s, Cork, and attested for the 61st foot at Rochester, Kent, on 14 October 1853, aged 14 years. He served abroad in the East Indies, 4 years 7 months; Mauritius, 1 year 1 month; Canada and Bermuda, 4 years 3 months; Nova Scotia, 1 year 6 months; and Malta, 1 year 2 months. He was appointed Drum-Major on 1 March 1866, and was finally discharged after 21 years 190 days service on 3 June 1879. He was then in possession of the Indian Mutiny Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was afterwards an Attendant at the North Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum. He died in 1901.