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IGS Burma DCM and Wounded Boer War Norfolks

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India General Service Medal 1854, bar Burma 1887-89, 1264 Pte J. Adams D.C.M., 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Pte Adams was wounded whilst attending to a wounded comrade under fire, decorated with the D.C.M. and M.I.D.

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India General Service Medal 1854, bar Burma 1887-89, 1264 Pte J. Adams D.C.M., 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment.

 

Patchy toning, official script engraved naming, 3 slight nicks to obverse rim.

 

On the 29th March 1900, during the Boer War in South Africa, at Karee Siding, Private James Adams of the 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment went out under heavy fire to attend to a wounded comrade, during this he was wounded, receiving a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

 

This led to a mention in despatches in the London Gazette, 10th September 1901, with an award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, London Gazette, 27th September 1901.

 

James Adams, was born during 1866 in Paddington, London. Having worked as a Porter, he attested for service at Great Yarmouth for the Norfolk Regiment on 18th April 1885.

 

He saw the following service:

 

Home, 15th April 1885 – 11th Dec 1885
Gibraltar, 12th December 1885 – 5th July 1886
Home, 6th July 1886 – 4th October 1886.
East Indies, 5th October 1886 – 31st October 1886
Burma, 1st November 1888 – 5th March 1890.

 

Discharged to pension 6th March 1890.
Returned to Service recalled for the Boer War.

 

Served with the “Upper Burmah Field Force” to earn this medal between 1888-89.

 

His later service in the Boer War earned him the Distinguished Conduct Medal, a Queen’s South Africa Medal, with 3 bars and the King’s South Africa Medal.