A Four Bar Crimea to the Coldstream Guards
A Four Bar Crimea Casualty to the Coldstream Guards - ALMA, BALAKLAVA, INKERMANN, SEBASTOPOL (CORPl J. COLE. COLDSTREAM Gds.). Naming is officially impressed. Original ribbon, light contact, bruised, near extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of the Coldstream Guards Muster Rolls and Medal Rolls confirming his eligibility for all four clasps, from the National Archives. Footnote: John Cole was born at Ashprington, Devon and joined the 2nd Foot Guards (Coldstreams) on April 5, 1852 as a Private (3936). By the middle of 1854, Cole is documented as being a Corporal with the Coldstream Guards in the Black Sea region. He arrives with his unit in the Crimea in September 1854 and was present at the river Alma, where the Guards were at the forefront of the assault on the Russian positions. He was also present at the Battles of Balaklava and Inkermann, and by definition, entitled to the clasp for Sebastopol. Cole took sick while in the Crimea during the winter of 1854-1855 and was hospitalized in March 1855 in Scutari, passing away on March 10th.