|NAMED MINIATURE MEDAL GROUP
TO GENERAL ROBERT PRATT
|FORMERLY COLONEL COMMANDING 23RD ROYAL
WELCH FUSILIERS AND LATE 41ST REGIMENT
High quality cased dress miniature medal group by R. F. Beard, Jeweller, The Promenade, Cheltenham, consisting of:
Companion of the Bath Military Division breast badge, gold and enamel with gold ribbon brooch;
First Afghan War medal, reverse engraved Candahar, Ghuznee, Cabul 1842, Hunt & Roskell ribbon brooch;
Crimean War medal with clasp for Sebastopol, Hunt & Roskell ribbon brooch;
Indian Mutiny medal with clasp for Lucknow, Hunt & Roskell ribbon brooch;
Sardinian Al Valore Militare medal, reverse engraved “Col. Rob. Pratt”, Allan & Mayes ribbon brooch;
Fifth Class Order of the Medjidie breast badge;
Turkish Crimea medal with Crimea style suspension, Hunt & Roskell ribbon brooch;
| War Services:
General Pratt served with the 41st Regiment throughout the campaign of 1842 in Afghanistan (Medal) and was present at the
engagement with the enemy on the 28th of April in the Pisheen Valley; in those of the 29th May near Candahar, 30th August at
Goaine, 5th September before Ghuznee; at the occupation and destruction of that fortress and of Cabool, the expedition into
Kohistan, storm and capture and destruction of Istaliff, and the various minor affairs in and between the Bolan and Khyber
Passes. Served in the Crimea from the 18th May, 1855, including the siege and fall of Sebastopol and attacks of the Redan on
the 18th June and 8th September- wounded (Medal with Clasp, and Brevet of Lt. Colonel, dated 2nd Nov. 1855, Sardinian and
Turkish Medals, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
Joined Sir Colin Campbell’s Army before Lucknow on 14th November, 1857 and was at the relief of the Garrison, also at the
defeat of the Gwalior Contingent at Cawnpore on 6th December and at the fall of Lucknow in March 1858, when he commanded
the Left Column of attack on and occupation of the Iron Bridge from 11th to 15th March and was mentioned in dispatches;
commanded a Column in the chain of operations by Lord Clyde against the rebels in December 1858 and January 1859, when they
were driven from Oude into the Nepaul territory (Medal with two Clasps and CB).
Carter and Long, War Medals of the British Army, 1650-1891.
Sardinian War Medal- Al Valore Mitiare-
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Pratt served throughout the siege of Sebastopol, and was wounded at the attack on the Redan on the
18th of September, 1855.
Forrest, Selections from the Letters, Despatches, and Other State Papers
Roll of Officers Who Served Under Brigadier-General R. Walpole, Commanding
3rd Infantry Division, During the Operations at Lucknow in March 1858,
and Who are Deemed Deserving of Honourable Mention:
23rd Regiment Lieutenant Colonel Robert Pratt
Commanded column, consisting of 23rd Regiment and 2nd Punjab Infantry on 11th when the Iron Bridge was secured, and
distinguished himself on this occasion.
Chichester and Burges-Short, Records and Badges of the British Army, 1900.
COMMANDING OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS:
1857. Robert Pratt, C.B.
Served with 41st Regiment throughout the first Afghan War and in the Crimea- wounded- brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel;
appointed Lieutenant-Colonel 1st Battalion, 23rd March, 1857, and remained with it until September, 1870; served with the
regiment in the Mutiny- C.B. Deceased.