A PRIVATE collection from the home of the late Lord Raglan including military memorabilia from the Crimean War belonging to his great-great-grandfather is expected to fetch more than three quarters of a million when it goes up at auction in April.

On April 4, auctioneer Christie's will auction 300 lots from Cefntilla Court, Llandenny, including a collection of historical medals, arms and armour, pictures, furniture, silver, books and even Indian weapons.

Cefntilla was the family home of Lord Raglan, Fitzroy John Somerset, who died in 2010 at the age of 82, and the sale is taking place by the order of his executors.

It’s understood the executors of his will are his nephew Henry van Moyland and Jonathan Stephens, his lawyer.

The collection, expected to fetch more than £750,000, includes honorary awards and medals awarded to Mr Raglan's field marshal great-great-grandfather FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan.

Amelia Elborne, specialist and head of sale for Chrisite's, said the 1st Baron Raglan was "one of the most well-known British soldiers of the early 19th century."

The 12 awards and medals alone have an estimated price of between £250,000 and £350,000.

Among the lots are also artefacts from Crimea, such as the bridle reputedly worn by the horse of the first casualty of the Charge of the Light Brigade, Captain Nolan.

His career spanned service with the first Duke of Wellington, in the Peninsular War, at Waterloo and his command of the British forces in the Crimean War.

Cefntilla Court was given by a group of admirers to the field marshal after his death in June 1855, before victory in Crimea.

The auction, entitled the Raglan Collection: Waterloo, Wellington and The Crimea, is to take place at Christie's South Kensington saleroom. For more information visit www.christies.com