1854 Crimea Medal (Clasp - Sebastopol), Army LS&GC Medal and Turkish Crimea Medal Group of Three - Quartermaster R. Haw, 73rd Regiment & Scots Fusilier Guards
- Product Code: MM-4777
- Era: Crimean War Availability: Out of Stock
A Crimean War and long service medal group of three awarded to Quartermaster Robert Haw, 73rd Regiment of Foot and Scots Fusiliers Guards.
1854 Crimea Medal (1 clasp - Sebastopol) engraved Co.... ....bert Haw Scots Fus Guar...
Victorian Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal named to 1501, Sergt. Mjr. R. Haw 73rd Foot
Turkish Crimea Medal (Sardinian Issue) named to Corpl. R. .... S.F. Guards 5086
The medals have suffered with edge bruising, knocks, contact marks and surface wear. Part of the naming is illegible on the Crimea and Turkish Crimea medals. The Turkish Crimea medal has a contemporary replacement suspender. Please see photos.
Swing mounted for wear.
Robert Haw was born on 24 May 1836 in Spilsby, Lincolnshire and attested into the Scots Fusilier Guards (later the Scots Guards) on 29 November 1854, regimental number 5086.
The Scots Fusilier Guards had sustained heavy casualties during the first few months of the Crimean War, with 29 dead and 146 wounded at Alma and another 49 killed and 123 wounded at Inkermann. In addition, the regiment had incurred even higher losses due to illness and was severely undermanned that winter. Consequently, replacements were needed and Haw was one of them, sailing for the Crimea on 13 April 1855. The regiment suffered another 21 killed, 87 wounded and 2 missing during the siege of Sebastopol before the Russians retreated on 9 September 1855. For his war service, Hay received the Crimea Medal with SEBASTOPOL clasp and the Turkish Crimea Medal.
After the war, Haw sailed home, arriving on 5 July 1856. Haw spent the next 12 years in the United Kingdom, being promoted Corporal on 1 June 1858 and Sergeant on 11 December 1861.
Haw transferred to the 73rd (Perthshire) Regiment of Foot (retitled the 2nd Bn. Black Watch in 1881) on 1 September 1868, regimental number 1501, and was promoted to be the regiment’s sergeant Major on 9 June 1869. He served in Hong Kong and Ceylon, before departing for India on 3 February 1874. Haw received the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal on 16 February 1874.
Haw was commissioned the 73rd’s Quartermaster on 5 January 1876, promoted to Honorary Captain on 5 January 1886, and Honorary Major upon his retirement on 7 May 1887. Haw died on 24 May 1894 in Ash Vale, Surrey.
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