Little did granddad know at the time, but his future wife also lived in Inkermann
Street at the same time.
It was used on the field at Alma, Balaklava and Inkermann
Crimea Campaign 1854-5 (77th Foot); present at Battle of the Alma, wounded at Battle of Inkermann, present at the taking of the Russian Rifle pits, dangerously wounded in the Assault of the Redan; New Zealand Campaign 1863 (12th Foot).
Following the Battle of Inkermann on 5 November where he was wounded by a piece of shell he regained his Sergeant's stripes on 21 November 1854.
A similar Crimea Medal with three clasps, for Balaclava, Inkermann and Sebastopol, and Turkish Crimea Medal, awarded to another surviving "charger," Corporal Joseph Vick, of the 4th Light Dragoons, are estimated at up to pounds 3,500.
A Crimea Medal with four clasps (Alma, Balaclava, Inkermann and Sebastopol) awarded to survivor Private Stephen Kennedy, of Dublin, is due to fetch pounds 3,500.
In addition, there was disgruntled commentary on the costly victory at Inkermann
(5 November 1854) that asked, "How many more such victories can we afford to win ere we sink overwhelmed by the weight of our own triumphs, vanquished by our own valour, and worn out by our own success?
Amongst the haul to be sold by Biddle and Webb in Hockley, will be a rare Crimea Medal with Alma, Balaclava, Inkermann
and Sebastopol clasps, together with related framed print, with an estimated reserve of pounds 3,000 to pounds 5,000.
Crosse of the 88th Regiment of Foot, who wrote to Adams, "I had one of your largest sized Revolver Pistols at the bloody battle of Inkermann
, and by some chance got surrounded by the Russians.
The Crimea Medal with four clasps, for Alma, Balaclava, Inkermann
and Sebastopol, are being offered at Spink's in London on July 20 together with his Indian Mutiny Medal with one clasp for Lucknow and his Turkish Crimea Medal.
Horticulture students from the Nechells Green garden centre, on Inkermann
Street are helping.