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Egypt Suakin Shrops LI

£245.00

Egypt Medal, 1882, bar Suakin 1885, 413 Pte J. West, 1st Shropshire Light Infantry.

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SKU: J6765 Category:
Origin: United Kingdom
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Egypt Medal, 1882, bar Suakin 1885, 413 Pte J. West, 1st Shropshire Light Infantry.

 

Officially engraved as issued, some contact marking from wear with a Khedive’s Star.

 

James West as born during 1862 in St Judes, Liverpool, Lancashire.

 

Enlisted on 17th August 1881 and requested to join the Shropshire Light Infantry:

 

Service:
Egypt 10th August 1882 – 18th February 1883
Malta: 19th February 1883 – 26th February 1885
Suakin: 27th February 1885 – 30th Arpil 1885
Suez: 1st May 1885 – 12th January 1886
Suakin: 13th january 1886 – 14th April 1886
Lower Egypt: 15th April 1886 – 16th February 1887
Malta: 17th February 1887 – 7th October 1889.
Homes 8th October 1889 – 16th August 1893.

 

Spent 2 years appointed as Bugler from 1st April 1886 until 4th July 1888.