The Crimea Medal awarded to George Flowers, 17th Lancers, who was killed in the Charge of the Light Brigade,
Lot 17
The Crimea Medal awarded to George Flowers, 17th Lancers, who was killed in the Charge of the Light Brigade,
Sold for £10,810 (US$ 18,083) inc. premium
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Lot Details
The Crimea Medal awarded to George Flowers, 17th Lancers, who was killed in the Charge of the Light Brigade,
Crimea 1854-56, two bars, Alma, Balaklava, officially impressed (Geo. Flowers. 17th Lancers.). Small edge bruise at 6 o'clock, toned very fine. (1)

Footnotes

  • George Flowers was born at Beccles in Suffolk, he was an iron-founder prior to his enlistment at Coventry on 23rd November 1837, aged 20 and 11 months and 5' 8" tall. He served at Coventry, Dublin, Cahir and assorted locations in the UK up until June 1846. He was Batman to Lieutenant Crawshay from July 1846 to March 1847, then Captain Crawley from April 1847 to September 1847, then Servant to Major Burdett from January 848 to December 1849, Servant to Lieutenant Colonel Burdett January 1850 to June 1851 and finally Servant to Cornet and Adjutant Ross from July 1851 to December 1851. He was killed in the charge on the 25th October 1854. He was married to Elizabeth who was recorded as with the Regiment. He had a son George Flowers, who was born on the 26th May 1854 at Cobbold Street, St.Margarets, Ipswich.

    The lot includes an original photograph believed to have been taken in 1904 showing George Flowers and his family commemorating his father as he is wearing the medal being sold here and there are family photographs, presumably mother and father either side of the group as well as a charging horse picture with VC connatations.

    The medal whilst recorded as having Sebastopol bar has always been a two bar medal.

    Sold with copy medal rolls confiming him being killed on 25th October 1854, it confirms award of the Sebastopol clasp as well, also included with the lot are entries on Muster rolls from Nov 1937 until his death in October 1854.
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