Lot 719: Scinde Campaign. Maharajpoor Star 1843, neatly engraved in running script '1st Lieutenant J.N. Sharp B' Captain Engineer Department of the army of Gwalior', with straight steel suspension bar and original riband, extremely fine, in a leather case with handwritten note detailing the recipient and the medal being kept in the drawing room at Highcroft 1904. Major John Nixon Sharp, served with the Bengal Engineers, he died in 1856, a grave at Lahore commemorates him 'Beneath this lies interred the body of Mafor John Nixon Sharp Bengal Engineers, sometime Executive Engineer at this station, he died of cholera on 17th August 1856 in the 45th year of his age. This tomb is[sic] been erected by friends in both service as a tribute of respect to his memory'. (1)
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