|THE VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED TO GUNNER JAMES PARK, BENGAL ARTILLERY, HAS BEEN SOLD AT AUCTION BY DIX NOONAN WEBB.|
|27 September 2017|
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|Medal entitlement of Gunner James Park,
1st Troop, Bengal Artillery
|The Victoria Cross, on its own without the Indian Mutiny Medal, awarded to Gunner James Park, Bengal Artillery, has been sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb of London. The sale estimate was between £60,000 and £80,000. The sale hammer price reliased £70,000. The identity of the purchaser has not been revealed.
( The James Park Victoria Cross had previously been sold at a Sotheby's auction on the 13th October 1983 for £4,000 )
For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 24 December 1858 ], Lucknow, Indian Mutiny, 14 - 22 November 1857, Gunner James Park, Bengal Artillery.
With Lieutenant Edward Harington, Rough Rider Edward Jennings, Gunner Thomas Laughnan and Gunner Hugh McInnes all of the Bengal Artillery.
Although James Park had been informed he had been awarded the Victoria Cross he didn't live to receive it dying of cholera on the 14th June 1858. His burial location is not known.
Iain Stewart, 27 September 2017