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India General Service Medal 1854

India General Service Medal 1854, bar Kachin HIlls 1892-93, 2948 Pte. A. Turner, 2nd Battalion Prince of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment. Entitlement confirmed on the medal roll, naming is officially…

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India General Service Medal 1854, bar Kachin HIlls 1892-93, 2948 Pte. A. Turner, 2nd Battalion Prince of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment.

 

Entitlement confirmed on the medal roll, naming is officially engraved in flowing script: “2948 Pte A. Turner. 2d Bn P.W.O. Yorkshire Regt.”

 

Of the highest rarity to a British Regiment, for their service in the Kachin Hills campaign of 1892-93 the P.W.O. Yorkshire Regiment earned 112 Medals with the bar but less than 10 examples have surfaced.

 

Alfred Turner born during 1870 in St Georges, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, attested for service on 5th October 1889 aged 19.
In November 1890 he was sent to India, serving there until 21st November 1892 when he crossed over to Burma for the Kachin Hills expedition, returning to India on 17th January 1896 until 5th March 1897.
After 2 years at home he was sent to South Africa for the Boer War, arriving on 24th November 1899, returning home on 17th October 1901 to be discharged on 30th June 1902.

 

Whilst fighting in the Boer War he took part in the early battles and earned a Q.S.A. with bars for Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast & Relief of Kimberley.