VICTORIAN GROUP OF 4 MEDALS TO LT.-COL. A.C. PARKER, 71ST HIGHD. L.I.

** NEW ** Crimea Medal with Sebastopol clasp regimentally engraved to Captain Arthur C. Parker, 71st Highld. Lt. Inf.; Turkish Crimea issue contemporarily engraved to Captain A.C. Parker, 71st H.L.I.; Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India clasp to Capt. A.C. Parker, 71st Highld. L.I.; Turkish Order of the Mehjidie in gold, silver & enamel 5th Class with brooch clasp, all in velvet-lined case.
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Description

Order of the Medjidie Gazetted 2 Mar 1858.

Arthur Charles Parker was appointed Ensign in the 71st Foot on 4 Mar 1842, purchased Lieutenant on 16 Feb 1844 and Captain on 26 Dec 1851. He served in the Crimea from Dec 1854, including at the siege of Sebastopol, expedition to Kertch and Yenikali, the affairs at and destruction of Taman. Parker then served as Staff Officer to the Central India Field Force under Sir John Michel in 1858 and was present at the actions of Raghur, Mongrowlee, Sindwaho and the affair at Kurai. He was several times mentioned in despatches and subsequently in command of a field force at Goona in Central India from Sep to Dec 1859. He had been promoted Brevet Major for his service during the Indian Mutiny on 7 Dec 1858 and mentioned in despatches by Major-Gen. Michel for the action at Rajgurh on 15 Sep 1858 where the officers commanding columns have recorded their approbation of their staff officers.

Parker was Gazetted on 31 Jan 1859 for the action at Mungrowlee where Colonel Lockhart recorded the approbation of his Brigade Major. Promoted Brevet Lieut.-Col. on 5 Aug 1864, Parker died in Edinburgh of typhoid fever on 20 Oct 1865.