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IGS 1854 2 Bars, Burma, Rifle Brigade

£250.00

India General Service Medal 1854, 2 bars, Burma 1887-89, Burma 1885-7, 6457 Pte G. Savage, Rifle Brigade. With service papers.

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India General Service Medal 1854, 2 bars, Burma 1887-89, Burma 1885-7, 6457 Pte G. Savage, Rifle Brigade. With service papers.

 

Bars technically in wrong order, as the Burma 1885-7 bars were always issued without top lugs not allowing further awarded bars to be mounted on top so they have been swapped around.

 

One very small edge knock about 7 o’clock on the obverse, suspension a bit loose.

 

George Savage was born during 1862 in Birmingham, he attested for service with the Rifle Brigade on 22nd November 1883.

 

He served at home from 16th November 1885 until 19th September 1885 when he was posted to the East Indies from 20th September 1885 until 2nd October 1886.
He then saw service in Upper Burmah from 3rd October 1886 until 4th March 1889.
Followed by East India from 5th March 1889 to 29th November 1894.
He then spent some time in Hong Kong following the aftermath of the 1894 Plague Pandemic from 30th November 1894 until 5th February 1896 when he returned home to be discharged from service on 8th February 1896, having completed 12 years 85 days of service.