Indian Mutiny Pair
Major General A.R.V. Crease Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp: Central India, impressed (Capt. A.R.V. Crease, Royal Engrs); Turkish Crimean Medal, Sardinian issue, contemporary privately engraved (Major A.R.V. Crease, T.C. Engineers), good very fine. Anthony Reynolds Vyvyan Crease, native of southwestern Ontario, joined the Royal Engineers as Second Lieutenant in May 1846. He served in the Crimea during the winter of 1855-56 under Sir R.H. Vivian; was second in command of the Engineer Force with the Turkish Contingent with the local rank of Major, and commanded the Engineers during the latter four months of the occupation of Kertch by the Allies (Turkish Medal). He served with the Central India Field Force under Sir Hugh Rose; was Field Engineer and commanded the 21st Company Royal Engineers during the summer of 1858, and was present at the battles of Autsee and Gwalior and capture of Gwalior (medal with clasp). He was latterly Commanding Royal Engineer, Cape of Good Hope, Natal and retired as Major-General in Jul 1885. He died at St. Leonards?s-on-Sea on 9 Oct 1892.