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  1. Thanks Toolkit, Not yet. Still on the hunt and shall certainly report back when I am able to. best, philip
  2. HI Peter, Location UK The medals were last sold at auction by Spinks on 05 November 2003. Philip.
  3. Thanks Peter, I would love to get in touch with the current owner in an attempt to buy them back into the family desperately! His medals were sold by Spinks by auction in November 2003 for 1700 pounds plus the hammer. Here are the details of the group: *Sale 3016 Lot 567 * Eight: *Lieutenant Colonel F.D. Russell, 1st Bengal Lancers*</I> India General Service 1895-1902, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (Lieutenant Francis Deane Russell Ist Regiment of Bengal Lancers); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, two clasps, Cape Colony, Witterbergen (Lieutenant Francis Deane Russell 1st (The Duke of York's Own) Regt of Bengal Lancers); China 1900 (Bengal Lancers, Skinners Horse); 1914-15 Star (Lt Col F D Russell, 1/Lancers); British War and Victory Medals (Lt Col); India General Service 1908-35, G.V.R., one clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (Lt Col 1/Lncrs); Delhi Durbar 1911, the China and I.G.S. 1908-35 medals officially renamed, the group lacquered, very fine or better</B> (8) *Estimate £ 400-500*
  4. My Great-Uncle Lt. Colonel F.D.Russell, Commander of the 1st Bengal Lancers/The Duke of York’s Own Regt. of Bengal Lancers/Bengal Lancers - Skinners Horse - had the following medals which I would like to regain possession of: India General Service 1895-1902 two clasps. Punjab Frontier 1897-1898. Tirah 1897-98, Queen’s SA 1899-1902 two clasps, Cape Colony Witterbergen. China 1900, 1914-15 Star British War and Victory Medals, India GSM 1908-35, G.V.R., one clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F 1919, Delhi Durbar 1911, the China and I.G.S 1908-35 medals officially renamed. He also held The American Order of the Dragon(USA) – an unofficial award given to American and Allied defenders of Legations during the so-called “Boxer Rebellion” in 1900 for which he received the China Medal 1900. Colonel Francis Deane Russell served on the NW Frontier at Buner, was present at the action of Dargai and at the capture of the Sampagna Pass and took part in the operations in the Bazar Valley 25-30.12.1897, served in South Africa as a Special Service Officer and afterwards on Staff. Mentioned in Despatches 1.1.1915, 15.6.1916 and 18.5.1920.