​ The very fine Crimean War First Attack on the Redan Casualty and Indian Mutiny Lucknow group awarded to Private Alfred Champion, 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot, a pupil at The Central City of London National School who received the school’s Reward of Merit Medal in 1847, and was then present during the Crimean War at the Battle of the Alma, the Battle of Inkermann, and during the siege of Sebastopol being severely wounded in action during the siege of Sebastopol in the first attack on the Redan in June 1855, before going on to ser

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The very fine Crimean War First Attack on the Redan Casualty and Indian Mutiny Lucknow group awarded to Private Alfred Champion, 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot, a pupil at The Central City of London National School who received the school’s Reward of Merit Medal in 1847, and was then present during the Crimean War at the Battle of the Alma, the Battle of Inkermann, and during the siege of Sebastopol being severely wounded in action during the siege of Sebastopol in the first attack on the Redan in June 1855, before going on to serve out in India during the Indian Mutiny, seeing action during the operations at Lucknow which lasted from November 1857 through to March 1858.

Group of 3: Crimean Medal 1854-1855, 3 Clasps: Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol, officially impressed naming; (A. CHAMPION. 38TH REGT.); Turkish Crimea Medal 1855, Sardinian issue, unnamed as issued; Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858, 1 Clasp: Lucknow; (A. CHAMPION, 38TH REGT.)

Condition: light contact wear, Good Very Fine.

Together with a rare The Central City of London National School Reward of Merit Medal, silver and hallmarked, the reverse engraved: ‘ALFRED CHAMPION THE REWARD OF MERIT 1847.’ This fitted to a neck cord.
Alfred Champion was educated at The Central City of London National School and received the school’s Reward of Merit Medal in 1847. Having then opted for a career in the army, Champion saw service as a Private (No.3381) with the 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot, and was present during the Crimean War at the Battle of the Alma on 20th September 1854, the Battle of Inkermann on 5th November 1854, and during the siege of Sebastopol which lasted from 11th September 1854 through to 9th September 1855.
Champion was severely wounded in action during the siege of Sebastopol in the first attack on the Redan in June 1855, but recovered and returned to service and was then present out in India during the Indian Mutiny and saw action during the operations at Lucknow which lasted from November 1857 through to March 1858.


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