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1585 FARRIER-MAJOR DANIEL SELLING SMITH, 12TH.LANCERS

Crimea Medal 1854-6, bar, 'Sebastopol', officially engraved naming by Hunt & Roskell (DL. S. SMITH, 12th. Rl. Lanrs.); Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-8, bar 'Central India', officially impressed naming (Serjt. D.S.SMITH, 12th.Lancers); Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, Victoria issue, 2nd type 1855-1874, with small letter reverse and swivelling scroll suspender, officially impressed naming (1585 Fr.Mr. D. SMITH,12th.Lancers); Turkish Crimea Medal 1855, Sardinian reverse, replacement ornate swivelling suspender of private manufacture, privately engraved naming (DL. S. SMITH 12th. Rl. Lanrs.) : (DANIEL SELLING SMITH - Born around 1833 at Bangalore, India, a farrier by trade on the date of attestation for the 12th.Lancers at Maidstone.5 November 1852 : He was promoted to Corporal from 8 August 1856 and Serjeant from 14 May 1858 : He resigned and was appointed Farrier on 17 November 1860 and promoted to Farrier-Major from 6 June 1864 : He re-engaged for further service from 3 November 1864 and was discharged, 'at his own request, free with pension', on 25 November 1873 : He served in the Crimea for one year and in the East Indies for three years, nine months. He was never tried or entered in the Regimental Defaulter Book : In retirement he resided at Hove, Sussex where he died on 3 March 1888 at the age of 54 years.) : Sold white metal cartouche obviously removed from a gift presented to the recipient on his retirement, inscribed, "Presented to Farrier Major D.S. Smith, 12th Lancers by the Farriers & Shoeing Smiths on his leaving the Regt. 20 Nov:1873"; with verification; copy Service Papers; copy Marriage and Death certificates and related research : Some edge bruising and contact marks to campaign medals, thus GF : LS&GC. Medal - VF - £1200