Army Long Service and Good Conduct, VR, large letter reverse, Color Sergeant Thomas Ronaldson, 71st Regiment 1854.
Sgt Ronaldson was born in Perth, 1816, he enlisted in the 71st Regiment aged 16 on the 21st April 1832.
He served a long 21 years and 33 days, the majority of it at home, with 2 years spent in Corfu from 1852 when the Regiment was stationed there shortly before the Crimean War.
Instead of setting sail to war in Crimea he returned home, now a Color Sergeant and rather worn out from his service, he was then discharged 18th April 1855.
with full copy attestation and discharge papers.