Benjamin Holroyd


Some military memorabilia of Benjamin Holroyd


Some medals awarded to Benjamin Holroyd.

gene-genie on ROOTSCHAT has identified the medals and explains

Left to right:
  1. Long Service and Good Conduct medal

    Begun in 1830. Given for those who had completed 21 years service. This was lowered to 18 in 1870

  2. The Turkish Crimean War medal

    This is a military decoration issued by Sultan Abdulmecid I of the Ottoman Empire to allied military personnel involved in the Crimean War

  3. British Crimean War Medal

    The obverse of this medal bears the diademed head of Queen Vctoria with the inscription VICTORIA REGINA and the date 1854.

    The reverse shows a winged figure of Victory crowning a Roman soldier, who is holding a shield in his left hand and a sword in his right, with a laurel wreath.

    The word CRIMEA can be seen to the left while the designer's name of Wyon is visible in tiny letters to the lower right.

    The medal is fitted with a foliated swivelling suspender unique to this medal and sweated to the medal.

    The Clasps: Sebastopol [1854-55]; Inkerman [5th November 1854]; Balaklava [25th October 1854]; Alma [20th September 1854].

    Only a maximum of 4 clasps could be awarded to any one person.

    The clasp Sebastopol was automatically awarded to those qualifying for either the Balaklava or Inkerman clasps.

    As with the suspender, the design of clasp is unique to this medal with oak leaves and acorns

This image [EC1.JPG] was kindly submitted by Eric Caulfield

Some regimental papers of Benjamin Holroyd

This image [EC2.JPG] was kindly submitted by Eric Caulfield

© Malcolm Bull 2022
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