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India General Service Medal 1854

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India General Service Medal 1854, bar Northwest Frontier, 699 M. Minter, H.M. 1st Bn 6th Regt. Officially impressed as above but his initial is in fact a W and not…

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India General Service Medal 1854, bar Northwest Frontier, 699 M. Minter, H.M. 1st Bn 6th Regt.

Officially impressed as above but his initial is in fact a W and not an M.

He is William Minter, born during 1842 in Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk, he attested for service at the age of 18 on 20th March 1860 with the 1st 6th Foot, having worked as a Shoemaker.

By his medical discharge on 15th June 1980 he had served 20 years and 82 days, with 12 years overseas in the East Indies.

He had been promoted many times even up to Sergeant during 1874 but would always end up reduced to private, but from a stretch of good service from 1875 until his discharge in 1880, he was discharged as a Corporal.

This medal is his sole entitlement for his service.

With copy service papers