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The very fine Suakin Field Force 1885 Hasheen and Tofrek, Third Burma War and India Punjab Frontier and Tirah with scarce double issue Royal Humane Society Lifesaving Medal in Bronze for an Unsuccessful Act group awarded to Major Harry Trevor, 15t...

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The very fine Suakin Field Force 1885 Hasheen and Tofrek, Third Burma War and India Punjab Frontier and Tirah with scarce double issue Royal Humane Society Lifesaving Medal in Bronze for an Unsuccessful Act group awarded to Major Harry Trevor, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, Indian Army, who was Quartermaster of his regiment with the Suakin Field Force in the eastern Sudan in 1885, being present in the Battle of Hasheen on 20th March, the Battle of Tofrek on 22nd March, and the subsequent destruction of Tamaai. Trevor was awarded the Royal Humane Society Lifesaving Medal in Bronze for an Unsuccessful Act in attempting to save the life from drowning of a Lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment on 1st April 1887 on Rawalpindi, he subsequently received a scarce double issue of this medal. Trevor was on attached service to the Mandalay Military Police Battalion in Burma, and saw service towards the end of the Third Burma War in 1887. After detached service in Gilgit from October 1884 he saw service during the Punjab Frontier operations and with the Tirah Field Force during 1897 to 1898, and in 1901 was appointed second-in-command of his regiment.

Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-1889, undated reverse, 2 Clasps: Suakin 1885, Tofrek; (LIEUT: H. TREVOR. 15TH. SIKHS.); India General Service Medal 1854-1895, 1 Clasp: Burma 1887-89; (LIEUT: H. TREVOR. MANDALAY MILY: POLICE BN.); India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 2 Clasps: Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98; (CAPTN: H. TREVOR. 15TH: SIKHS.); Khedive’s Star dated 1884-6; Royal Humane Society Lifesaving Medal in Bronze for an Unsuccessful Act, small issue, complete with two pronged top brooch pin; (LIEUT. H. TREVOR. “15TH: SIKHS” 1ST APRIL. 1887.), together with a second identical Royal Humane Society Lifesaving Medal in Bronze for an Unsuccessful Act, small issue, complete with two pronged top brooch pin; (LIEUT. H. TREVOR. APRIL. 1. 1887.), this last housed in its fitted presentation case.

Condition: Good Very Fine.

Harry Trevor was born on 7th July 1861 in Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Wales, the son of Edward Salusbury Rose Trevor, J.P., and his wife, Joanna Elizabeth Adelaide, nee Lloyd. Harry Trevor was the one of sixteen children, an elder brother being Sir Francis Woolaston Trevor, K.C.S.I.

Trevor was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the 69th South Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot on 22nd January 1881, and then transferred into the Cheshire Regiment on 12th March 1881, being promoted to Lieutenant on 1st July 1881, and then saw service out in India with the 2nd Battalion in the Headquarters Company at Allahabad from 1882. Having then transferred to the Indian Army on being appointed to the Bengal Staff Corps on 6th July 1883, on the same date he was immediately appointed to the 15th Sikhs - the Ludhiana Sikhs and stationed at Ferozepore.

Trevor saw service in the Mahdist War in the eastern Sudan as part of the Suakin expedition which lasted between February 1884 and March 1885 as part of the forces under Major General Sir Gerald Graham VC. Trevor had on 26th December 1884 been appointed a Wing Officer with his regiment, and on the same date was appointed Quartermaster. As such he then formed part of the second expedition, known as the Suakin Field Force that operated in 1885, and took part in the Battle of Hasheen on 20th March, the Battle of Tofrek on 22nd March, and the subsequent destruction of Tamaai.

In December 1886 Trevor was on sick leave, and then on 1st April 1887 he attempted to save the life from drowning of a Lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment, however his actions were in vain. For his act of gallantry in attempting to save the life of the officer, Trevor was awarded the Royal Humane Society Lifesaving Medal in Bronze for an Unsuccessful Act, a subsequently was also in possession of a duplicate medal for the same incident, both being together with his campaign medal group.

In 1887 he was then placed on attached service to the Mandalay Military Police Battalion in Burma, and saw service towards the end of the Third Burma War. Appointed officiating Cantonment Magistrate at Ferozepore on 2nd April 1890, he was on leave out of India for one year from 27th March 1891, and on his returned was promoted to Captain on 27th January 1892, and appointed a Wing Commander in his regiment on 15th February 1892. Seeing detached service in Gilgit with a small number of his regiment and stationed at Peshawar from October 1894, he then saw service during the Punjab Frontier operations and with the Tirah Field Force during 1897 to 1898.

Trevor was appointed a Double Company Commander on 15th February 1898, and in 1899 was on service with the Tochi Field Force, being promoted to Major on 22nd January 1901, and officiating as second-in-command of his regiment, he was present at the Delhi Durbar in 1903, through he was not one of those selected to receive the medal, and he officially retired on 1st February 1905. He died in 1946. Sold with a fine selection of copied photographs from an album which show Trevor on active service with the 15th Sikhs any Suakin, and at various stations in India after 1885 and at the Delhi Durbar in 1903.