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Lot 610

Tuesday 04 Oct, 2016 - 10.00am

A group of nine Victoria, Edward VII, George V and George VI Medals, to "3472 Pte. A.E. Keane, 21st Lancers", and later "430 Sgt. A.E Keane, Military Mounted Police", comprising - George V (1st type) Distinguished Conduct Medal, Queens Sudan Medal (confirmed charger at The Battle of Omdurman), Queens South Africa Medal with single bar "Cape Colony", 1914-15 Star, 1914-1918 War Medal, Victory medal (with oak leaves), Edward VII Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Khedives Sudan Medal 1896-1908 with one bar Khartoum, and George VI Army Meritorious Service Medal, complete with black and white photograph of Sergeant Keane with his wife and four children, a black and white photograph of sergeant Keane and a colleague, a photograph in his police uniform wearing eight of the medals, a selection of papers including a letter dated 2nd October 1898 addressed to his father and sisters describing the Battle of Omdurman, as well as a silver half hunter cased Dennison pocket watch inscribed "Presented to A.E. Keane D.C.M by India Office colleagues on his retirement March 22nd 1929", 50mm diameter, a silvery metal Albert watch chain, a silver rectangular vesta case, and a selection of black and white photographs showing him and his family in later life, along with other general paperwork
Note: Extract from supplement to the London Gazette dated 21st June 1916, "No. 430 Sergeant A.E Keane M.M Police, awarded "Distinguished Conduct Medal" for consistent good work and devotion to duty"
Extract from fourth supplement to the London Gazette dated 11th July 1916 "Mentioned in dispatches for Distinguished and Gallant services rendered during the period of General Sir Charles Monro's command of the Mediterranean expeditionary force"

Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 Sold for £12,500

Plus buyers premium of 27% ยป