Egypt, undated, 2 bars, The Nile 1884-85, Abu Klea, Private J. Vowles, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Wounded in action on the march from Abu Klea to Metemmeh.
Private James Vowles was born in 1858, in Thornbury, Gloucestershire.
He attested for service with the Grenadier Guards on 22/9/1876 at the age of 18.
His first campaign would be the Nile Expedition of 1884-5, arriving in Egypt on 26/09/1884.
He was present with the 1st Battalion at the battle of Abu Klea, having survived that, the army began its march to Metemmeh, when he was struck by a severe Gunshot wound to his thigh in action still at Abu Klea.
He returned home on 17/7/1885, being discharged on 27/9/1887 he was likely having trouble from his wound, documented that he was experiencing a lot of pain in the winter months from it.
Rare casualty and superb condition.
With copy service papers.