CABUL, SUTLEJ LONG SERVICE GROUP OF THREE TO SWEETING 9TH REGIMENT
Cabul Medal 1842,Named to: NO 484 PTE.SAML
SWEETING H.M.'S 9TH REGT (egraved in the correct regimental style)
Sutlej Medal for Moodkee, clasps: FEROZESHUHUR/SOBRAON.Named to: SAMUEL SWEETING 9TH REGT.
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal(Large lettering reverse) named to: SAML SWEETING PT.SAMUEL SWEETING 9TH REG FOOT 1850
Medals fine to very fine, Cabul medal has replacement wide silver scroll suspension, Sutlej Medal has heavy edge contact wear, the Long Service Medal is early clip with replacement nickel suspension and silver bar. All on original stitched ribbons as worn.
Samuel Sweeting was born at West Hatch,Taunton, Somerset around 1809.He attested in the 9th Foot 20th December,1826 stating he was 17 years old and a labourer.He was posted to India in 1835,later serving in the Cabul campaign, then served through the Sutlej campaign of 1846, returning home on 26rth March 1847.He was discharged/invalided in Dublin 17th April 1850.
Comes with copied papers, etc and old descriptive labels originally tied to the medals.
A scarce original group.