Army of India 1799-1826, short hyphen, clasp "Bhurtpore"
Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Bhurtpoor (Lieut. J. S. Davies. 32nd. N.I.) short hyphen reverse, officially engraved naming, with silver top riband bar,
official correction to number, toned good very fine.
Provenance: Christie’s, March 1989.
James Stephens Davies was the son of David Davies, a surgeon, and was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, in 1805. He was nominated as a Cadet in 1823, and arrived in India, 19 May 1824. Davies was commissioned Lieutenant in the 32nd Native Infantry in May 1825, and served as Acting Adjutant from September of the same year. He was present at the siege and capture of Bhurtpoor, and advanced to Captain in July 1837.
Davies was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel in April 1856, and was posted to the 48th Native Infantry in June of the same year. He retired as Honorary Colonel in October 1857, and died at his father’s residence, Lower Hardwick, Chepstow, 15 July 1859. There is a memorial tablet, with others to members his family, at St. Mary’s Church, Chepstow.