(n/a) George Engleheart (British, 1750-1829) A Field Officer of the 86th Regiment of Foot, wearing red coatee with yellow facings and silver epaulettes, white cross belt, the belt plate bearing number 86, his hair powdered
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(n/a) George Engleheart
(British, 1750-1829)
A Field Officer of the 86th Regiment of Foot, wearing red coatee with yellow facings and silver epaulettes, white cross belt, the belt plate bearing number 86, his hair powdered
Sold for £33,600 (US$ 56,475) inc. premium
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(n/a) George Engleheart (British, 1750-1829)
A Field Officer of the 86th Regiment of Foot, wearing red coatee with yellow facings and silver epaulettes, white cross belt, the belt plate bearing number 86, his hair powdered.
Gold frame with split-pearl border, the reverse glazed to reveal lock of hair.
Oval, 75mm (2 15/16in) high

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  • The 86th Regiment was raised in 1793 and within weeks were heavily engaged in various theatres of war, initially serving as Marines in various ships around the English Channel and the Mediterranean. From there they travelled to the Cape 1796-1799; then to India landing at Madras in May 1799. Here they saw non-stop active service for the next ten years. During this period in India alone the regiment lost 10 officers and over 1000 NCOs and men.
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