A Grenadier Guards, Died of Wounds, Crimea Medal, awarded to 5699 Private Richard Banks, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards who died on the 27th of June 1855, comprising Crimea Medal, 1854-55, two clasps, Alma, Sebastopol, (R. Banks. Grenadier Gds.), Officially Impressed, very lightly toned very fine.
Richard Banks enlisted on the 31st of March 1849 aged 20 years. He was born in the Parish of Prees near the town of Whitchurch in the county of Salop. He served from the 31st of March 1849 to the 27th of June 1855 serving 5 years 305 days with the Colours. Served Abroad with the Army of the East from February 1854 to June 1855 he Died of Wounds on the 27th of June 1855, name appears in the London Gazette Casualty list of the 11th of July 1855, the only Grenadier Guard so listed.
Sold with copy Gazette entry letter from Grenadier Guards Regimental Head Quarters dated the 31st of December 1978 and copy medal rolls confirming both clasps.