A cornet played by a man who lost his left arm and the thumb on his right hand in an act of extreme gallantry during a vicious encounter with rebels in the latter stages of the Indian Mutiny in October 1858.
The Stewart miniatures, is a group of five portrait miniatures of members of the Stewart family in a period frame. Two are of Lieutenant-General the Honourable Sir William Stewart who is best remembered for his key role as second-in-command to Colonel Coote Manningham in establishing, organising and training the Experimental Corps of Riflemen (later the 95th…
A medal group that may not be unique, but is certainly very unusual as it reflects the extraordinary length of service of the recipient, Lieutenant Colonel Lord Ruthven of The Rifle Brigade, extending over 64 years to include the Crimean War (1854-56), the South African War (1899-1902) and the First World War (1914-18).
The seal is one of a number of items relating to the Crosse family donated to the Museum following the death of Lieutenant-Colonel R.B. Crosse DSO*, formerly of The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, in 1970.
This is a miniature portrait of Major William Davy who commanded the 5th Battalion, 60th Regiment, at Roleia, Vimiera and Talavera during the opening battles of the Peninsular War in 1808-9.