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Pair: Sapper W.H. Lobb, Royal Engineers, China 1857-60, three clasps, Canton 1857, Taku Forts 1860, Pekin 1860 (Sapper, 10th C. Royal Engrs.); Army Long Service and Good Conduct, V.R. (Sapper, Rl. Engrs.), minor edge bruising and contact wear, very fine (2)

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Pair: Sapper W.H. Lobb, Royal Engineers, China 1857-60, three clasps, Canton 1857, Taku Forts 1860, Pekin 1860 (Sapper, 10th C. Royal Engrs.); Army Long Service and Good Conduct, V.R. (Sapper, Rl. Engrs.), minor edge bruising and contact wear, very fine (2)

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Sapper William Henry Lobb was born in St. Austell, Cornwall and attested for the Royal Engineers as a Private in January 1856, aged 18 years. Subsequently qualifying for his rare three-clasp China Medal for sevices with 10th Company, R.E., he was advanced to Sapper in October 1859. Lobb was discharged at his own request in February 1877.

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