A Crimean D.C.M. to Private T.Cook, 47th Regiment,
Lot 167
A Crimean D.C.M. to Private T.Cook, 47th Regiment,
Sold for £1,140 (US$ 1,918) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Crimean D.C.M. to Private T.Cook, 47th Regiment,
Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R., an unnamed example; Crimea 1854-56, two bars, Alma, Inkermann, officially impressed (T.Cook. 47th Regt); Turkish Crimea, British issue, with replacement suspension. Good very fine. (3)

Footnotes

  • D.C.M. London Gazette 31.1.1855.

    Private Thomas Cook was born in Atherstone, Warwickshire c.1822. He enlisted on the 17th August 1741, he was a Labourer by trade. He was awarded the DCM on the 31st January 1855, whilst not fully known why he was awarded this, the 47th's picquet on the 26th October was defended heavily against overwhelming odds (the action known as Little Inkermann).

    He was killed in action on the 7th June 1855 during the assault on the Quarries before Sebastopol, where the fighting raged throughout the day and night before the Russians were finally defeated.

    Sold with copied paperwork etc.
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