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Crimea War Medal, 1854-56, 1 Clasp Sebastopol to R. Hillsden of the 3rd Regiment SOLD
R. Hillsden arrived in the Crimea with the 3rd Regiment on 28th April 1855. His first action was on the 7th June 1855, when the Russians made a determined assault on the Quarries in front of the Redan (a Sebastopol fortification). During this engagement, the Buffs lost 1 man killed and 20 officers and men wounded. The 3rd Regiment did not take part in the First Attack on the Redan, on the 18th of June, but still had 4 men wounded. However, on the 25th September, 1855, the Buffs were to suffer very heavily whilst fully engaged in the Final Attack on the Redan. Casualties were 31 killed and 109 wounded.
Despite earning only one clasp, the 3rd Regiment was more heavily involved in action than many 3/4 clasp British Regiments during its time in the Crimea. Altogether, the Buffs lost the grand total of 81 killed and 272 wounded. The 3rd Regiment is also a quite a scarce regiment on the market, with regard to the Crimean War.
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