Medals sold of Raj mutiny officer who inspired Flashman

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The medals of a British army officer who overslept and found himself surrounded by 30,000 rebels during the Indian Mutiny have been sold.

A spokesman for Bosleys auctioneers in central England told the BBC that the medals fetched $6,443 (£4,400).

The medals belonged to Capt Thomas Waterman, who was reputedly the last British officer to escape from the city of Lucknow as it was sacked.

The siege of Lucknow began in 1857 after an uprising by Indian soldiers.

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