|THE INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL AWARDED TO COLOUR SERGEANT PATRICK GREEN, 75TH REGIMENT, HAS BEEN SOLD AT A SPINK AUCTION.|
|5 September 2020|
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|Medal entitlement of Colour Sergeant Patrick Green,
75th Regiment ( Gordon Highlanders )
|At a Spink sale on the 22nd April 2020 the India General Service Medal with 'Pegu' clasp awarded to Private Patrick Green was sold at auction for a hammer price of £7,000. The identity of the purchaser has not been revealed.
Patrick Green was serving with the 80th Regiment during the Burma campaign of March 1852 to June 1853 after which he was awarded the IGSM campaign medal and clasp. Later, Patrick Green transferred to the 75th Regiment with whom he earned his Victoria Cross on the 11th September 1857. His Victoria Cross was sold at a Sotheby's auction on the 30th May 1926 for £42. The location of the VC, Indian Mutiny Medal and Long Service & Good Conduct Medal is not known.
For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 26 October 1858 ], Koodsia Bagh, Delhi, Indian Mutiny, Private Patrick Green, 75th Regiment.
For the Act of Bravery recorded in a General Order, issued by the Commander-in-Chief in India, of which the following is a copy.
Patrick Green was invested with his Victoria Cross by CinC India, Sir Colin Campbell, at Allahabad, India, on the 28 July 1858.
Iain Stewart, 5 September 2020