Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Trumpeter R. Walmsley and the Battle of Maiwand

On March 20 Hall's Fine Art Auctioneers will be offering certain items which may be of some interest to anyone following Watson's misfortunes in Afghanistan. As a young soldier of eighteen, Trumpeter R. Walmsley marched from Kabul to Kandahar with  the rest of Major-General Frederick Roberts' Field Force to relieve the Garrison there. It was being besieged by the victorious Ayub Khan after the Battle of Maiwand,  and as a result of this march and military engagement Walmsley was awarded a medal described by Hall's as an 'Afghanistan 1878-80 with Kandahar Clasp' and also a 'Kabul to Kandahar Star'. An Afghan
Tulwar is also being auctioned. 

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