Crimea 1854, bar Sebastopol, Private W. Henderon, 13th P.A.L.I.
Private William Henderson served with the 1st Battalion, 13th Somerset Regiment, Prince Alfred’s Light Infantry during the Crimea War, taking part in the Siege of Sebastopol, they did not take part in the other battles.
The medal is regimentally impressed in the usual style with stars at beginning and end; “* 3594 W. Henderson. P.A.L.I. *”
This medal would have been given to him unnamed as he was still on active service & named locally by the regiment.
After the Crimean War they went on to South Africa but were called to India when the Mutiny began.
The PALI arrived at Kolkata in October 1857 and took part in some minor actions, earning the Indian Mutiny medal without no bar.
He died at Goruckpore on 4th June 1859, the Crimea medal will have been with his belongings and the Mutiny medal would be issued posthumously to his family.