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An Indian Mutiny C.B. Group of Three to Lieutenant-Colonel W.G. Le Mesurier, Royal Artillery, The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion's (C.B.), Military Division, breast Badge, gold and enamel (Hallmarks for London, 1857), with usual swivel-ring suspension but lacking riband buckle; Indian Mutiny, one clasp, Lucknow (Capt. & Bt. Maj., 14th Bn. R. Arty.); Al Valore Militare, the reverse officially engraved, 'Bt. Major William Geo. Le Mesurier, Rl. Artry.', with contemporary silver riband buckle, the first with chipped upper arm, otherwise good very fine (3)

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An Indian Mutiny C.B. Group of Three to Lieutenant-Colonel W.G. Le Mesurier, Royal Artillery, The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion's (C.B.), Military Division, breast Badge, gold and enamel (Hallmarks for London, 1857), with usual swivel-ring suspension but lacking riband buckle; Indian Mutiny, one clasp, Lucknow (Capt. & Bt. Maj., 14th Bn. R. Arty.); Al Valore Militare, the reverse officially engraved, 'Bt. Major William Geo. Le Mesurier, Rl. Artry.', with contemporary silver riband buckle, the first with chipped upper arm, otherwise good very fine (3)
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C.B. London Gazette 27.7.1858.

Lieutenant-Colonel William George Le Mesurier, C.B., was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in June 1849 and attained the rank of Captain in September 1855 and that of Brevet Major two months later, the latter in respect of his services in the Crimea. Present throughout the Eastern Campaign, including the affairs of Bulganac and McKenzie's Farm, the Battles of Alma and Balaklava and the operations before Sebastopol, Le Mesurier was awarded the Order of Medjidjie, Fifth Class and the Al Valore Militare. Next actively engaged in the Indian Mutiny, he served as a Battery C.O. and was present in the action at Kalee Nuddee, the affair at Ramgunga, the siege and capture of Lucknow, the action at Bareilly, the attack and capture of Fort Burnai and the capture of Rampore Kussiah. These latter services were rewarded with a C.B. and the Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel, in addition to four 'Mentions'. Sadly, the Colonel died in April 1864, aged just 33 years, and was buried at St. Peter's, Barnstaple.

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