Crimea, 2 clasps, Inkermann, Sebastopol, Lieutenant (HMS London) officially impressed, killed in action aged 20, Sebastopol 21/1/1855 when hit by a round shot. Previously wounded in November 1854. Grandson of 1st. Viscount Templeton and awarded his Lieutenancy for ” brave and arduous services in the trenches before Sebastopol.” (Raglan despatch). A copy of a part archive of letters from the recipient from the Crimea and others immediately following his death (the original held by the National Army Museum) accompanies
East & West Africa clasp Lake Nyassa 1893, awarded to Lieutenant commanding H.M.S. Pioneer. the remarkable expedition of the gunboats Pioneer & Adventure, sent out to Africa in sections, and hauled over two hundred miles through virgin country and jungle to the edge of the lake where they were assembled for the expedition against Chief Makanjira
Army of India clasp Ava, General Patrick Cameron, (Lieutenant Colonel on medal) commanding 1st. Lt. Cavalry. Of a staunch Jacobite line. His G.Grandfather, Donald Cameron, 4th Laird of Clunes, ‘Old Clunes of The 45’ was wounded at Culloden and accompanied Bonnie Prince Charlie into exile. His grandfather, Allan Cameron, The Younger of Clunes, was killed at Prestonpans in the 45
Punjab 2 clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat, Major , Horse Artillery, 2nd. Cy. 2nd Battn. Arty. Mentioned in Despatches at Goojerat, for commanding two light batteries which ‘The enemy were driven from their different positions, and from the field, by the fire of these two field batteries’ ‘The infantry of the 3rd Division had not occasion to fire a shot’ and also MID for Ramnuggar for commanded the batteries which drove back the enemy and secured the main river crossing ford.
Q.S.A. A correspondent’s medal ‘Daily Mail’ S.J. Pryor 1865-1924 Editor and managing editor at different times of the Daily Mail where Northcliffe appointed him the first editor in 1896, Daily Express, St. Jame’s Gazette, Evening Gazette, Evening Standard and Tribune, day editor of the Times from 1909 where he acted as Lord Northcliffe’s ‘watchdog’ Accompanied the Bulgarian Army as Times correspondent during the Balkan War 1912-1913 , director of the Times Publishing Company 1909-1918 and the first Press Secretary to the Sovereign & Royal Family, Buckingham Palace 1918-1920