A Kassasin Egyptian D.C.M. group of three to Private J.Harris, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,
Lot 168
A Kassasin Egyptian D.C.M. group of three to Private J.Harris, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,
Sold for £5,760 (US$ 9,245) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Kassasin Egyptian D.C.M. group of three to Private J.Harris, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,
Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (35 bde 981. Pte J.Harris. 2/D of C.L.Inf: 28. Aug: 82.); Egypt 1882-89, dated reverse, no bar (981. Pte J.Harris. 2/D of C.L.I.); Khedive's Star, dated 1882. Very fine. (3)

Footnotes

  • D.C.M. London Gazette 28.8.1882. For Kassassin.

    Served with the Mounted Infantry. Obituary from original newspaper cutting (no date avaible):

    Mr John Harris, a native of Exeter, living at 1C, St Leonard's Avenue aged 62 years, died this mornng, after an illness extending over a period of about two years. He leaves a widow and a grow-up family to mourn their loss. Mr Harris joined the Army in 1873, being posted to the 32nd Regt of Light Infantry, now known as the 2nd Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. He saw service at Bermuda and Gilbratar, and later in Egypt, where he took part in the Egyptian War.In the battle of Cassassin, 28 August 1882, he distinguished himself by carrying a wounded officer out of the action, and himself received a severe gunshot wound in the small of the back.
    For his gallantry Mr Harris was awarded the Distiguished Conduct Medal. He also wore the Egyptian Medal and the Khedive Star. The wound he sustained caused him to be invalided home, and he was not fit for active service again. He was pratically a hospital patient until his discarged in 1886. Sold with original newspaper cutting, John Harris's original accounts book detailing family, next of kin and details of award of medals including the D.C.M. for rescuing a wounded officer.
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