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Indian Mutiny 60th Rifles 2 Wounds

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Indian Mutiny Medal, bar Delhi, Private William Walker, 1st Bn 60th Rifles, who was wounded in action twice before Delhi, shot in the neck and the next day hit by a rocket. Punjab 1848-9 Veteran

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Indian Mutiny Medal, bar Delhi, Private William Walker, 1st Bn 60th Rifles.

 

Officially impressed: “W. Walker, 1st Bn 60th Rifles.” Some light contact marking through wear and small edge bruise.

 

His conduct, service and medals from this service records:

 

“CHARACTER
His conduct has been Very Good

 

MEDALS
He is in possession of 5 good conduct rings and pay

 

A Medal and 2 clasps for the Punjab Campaign of 1848-9
A Medal for Indian Mutiny of 1857,8,9, and clasp for Delhi
A Medal for Good Conduct & Long Service.

 

CONDUCT
Never Tried by Court Martial or Entered in the Defaulters Book.

 

WOUNDS
On 1st August 1857 before Delhi a Gun Shot right side of his neck slight

 

On the 2nd August 1857 before Delhi, of Rocket Tube to Right Knee slight.”

 

After his discharge he settled in London, stating he would be living at 14 “Albans?” Crescent in Blackheath, London.

 

William Walker was born circa 1823-4 in Stansfield, Clare, Suffolk.

 

He first attested for service aged 20 on 2nd February 1843 with the 43rd Light Infantry

 

After 1 year 149 days he volunteered to transfer over to the 1st 60th Rifles on 1st July 1844.

 

He was posted to India and fought with the 60th in the Punjab War, earning the medal with 2 clasps. Most likely this was for Mooltan and Goojerat.

 

He also fought in the Indian Mutiny earning this medal, taking part in the Delhi campaign.

 

After finishing his 21 years, and having received 2 wounds in action, he claimed his discharge after having completed 21 years of service on 3rd February 1864.

 

The 1891 lists a 67 year old, 1824 born in Suffolk, William Walker, living in Bethnal Green. working as an Iron Moulder.