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A UNIQUE EGYPT AND SUDAN COLDSTREAM GUARDS D.C.M. GROUP FOR GALLANTRY AT ABU KLEA, 17 JANUARY 1885, DURING WHICH BATTLE, ALTHOUGH SEVERELY WOUNDED, WHEN HIS COMPANY WAS PRESSED FROM THE REAR, THE REAR FACE HAVING BEEN BROKEN, HE SET AN EXAMPLE OF STEADINESS AND COOLNESS TO THE MEN

Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. ‘…EARSON. 1/COLD. ... 1885.’; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 3 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, The Nile 1884-85, Abu Klea ’50.. GT. W. PEARSON. C ...’; Khedive’s Star 1884-6, reverse impressed ‘5007 1.C.G’

D.C.M. submitted to the Queen 25 August 1885 (Army Order 109 of 1885).

The Distinguished Conduct Medal was bestowed upon Parker by H.M. Queen Victoria at Windsor on 25 November 1885. Details of this and His Citation, was published in the London Evening Standard - 26 November 1885;
‘Sergeant W. Pearson, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. When his company was pressed from the rear at Abu Klea, owing to the rear face having been; broken, he set an example of steadiness and coolness to the men, and rendered most valuable assistance to the officer. On all occasions when under fire he displayed conspicuous coolness.’

It was reported that when pinning the medal on his breast, the Queen enquired as to whether Sergeant Pearson was still feeling any pain from his wound.

Condition; Suspension pins replaced/repaired, heavy pitting and edge bruising, therefore F only but hardly surprising given Pearson’s long service after receiving them. However a super citation for the award for this famous Victorian Battle and also a unique Award to the Coldstream Guards.

Sold with Copy service papers in which medals, clasps and service/wound is confirmed, LG’s and newspaper articles on CD. Also a copy of a superb group photo of 14 Coldstream Officers and NCO’s wearing their Sudan medals, including Pearson.

Code J1998        Price £4995