THE INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL AWARDED TO MAJOR HERBERT CLOGSTOUN VC, 2ND CAVALRY, HYDERABAD CONTINGENT, IS TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION BY DOMINIC WINTER.
1 November 2020

Medal entitlement of Major Herbert Clogstoun,
19th Madras Native Infantry
  • att'd 2nd Cavalry, Hyderabad Contingent

    • Victoria Cross
    • India General Service Medal ( 1854-95 )
      • 1 clasp:
      • "Pegu"
    • Indian Mutiny Medal ( 1857-58 )
  • Impressed naming:
  • MJR. H. M. CLOGSTON V.C. 2ND REGT OF CAVY HYD CONTIGT

  • The Indian Mutiny Medal awarded to Major Herbert Clogstoun VC, 19th Madras Native Infantry, att'd 2nd Cavalry, Hyderabad Contingent, has been sold at auction by Dominic Winter of Cirencester on the 17 December 2020. The sale estimate was between £3,000 and £5,000. The sale hammer price realised £5,400. The identity of the purchaser has not been revealed.

    The Herbert Clogstoun Victoria Cross, India General Service Medal with clasp "Pegu", and an Indian Mutiny Medal are held by the National Army Museum in London.

    The IMM held by the NAM has been physically examined and has been officially renamed, but in a rather clumsy and careless manner. The NAM example therefore confirms conclusively that two authentic Indian Mutiny Medals were issued to Clogstoun, the probable reason being that on this medal offered here, his surname had been spelt incorrectly. ( The IMM offered here is unusual in having V.C. included in the naming ).


    For the award of the Victoria Cross

    [ London Gazette, 21 October 1859 ], Chichmubah, Indian Mutiny, 15 January 1859, Captain Herbert Mackworth Clogstoun, 2nd Cavalry, Hyderabad Contingent.

    For conspicuous bravery in charging the Rebels into Chichumbah with only eight men of his Regiment ( the 2nd Cavalry Hyderabad Contingent ), compelling them to re-enter the Town, and finally to abandon their plunder. He was severely wounded himself, and lost seven out of the eight who accompanied him.

    Herbert Clogstoun was invested with his Victoria Cross by GOC Madras, Lieutenant General Sir P Grant in Madras on the 19th January 1860.


    Herbert Clogstoun died in Hingoli, India, on the 6th May 1862 and was probably buried in the Hingoli Cemetery where his daughter ( d.1861 ) and son ( d.1895 ) are buried.

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    Iain Stewart, 1 November 2020