Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender, Ship’s Corporal Royal Navy and former Royal Marine. Also awarded the Crimea Medal 1854-56 clasp Sebastopol and Turkish Crimea Medal, he completed over 25 years service.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender

Jas Bennett Ship’s Corpl HMS Britannia 24 yrs

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James Bennett was born in 1811, when he entered the Royal Navy 12th December 1851 as Ship’s Corporal aboard HMS Britannia he had served 21 years 3 months and 15 days in the Royal Marines. He served aboard HMS Britannia a First Rate of 120 Guns during the bombardment of Sebastopol in 1854 (Crimea Medal clasp Sebastopol & Turkish Crimea Medal TNA reference ADM171/26 page 102). Advanced to Master at Arms aboard HMS Britannia 3rd November 1854, his LSGC Medal and Gratuity were awarded 1s March 1855. Joining HMS Neptune a First Rate of 120 Guns 14th March 1855 as Master at Arms and HMS Arrogant a Wood Screw Frigate 6th January 1855 as Master at Arms, he left this ship 5th May 1856 and was discharged shore to pension 22 May 1856. His total service amounted to 25 years 8 months and 24 days (TNA reference ADM29/52).

Light contact wear from Crimea Medals therefore

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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria, Private, 1st Battalion 22nd Regiment of Foot (Cheshire) from Great Munden, Hertfordshire. Admitted as a Chelsea Hospital In Pensioner in 1893 he died there in 1898.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria

3026 Pte T North 1st Bn 22nd Regt

Impressed naming type with details extracted from his on line service record.

Thomas North born Great Munden, Buntingford, Hertfordshire a 19 year old Labourer he attested for the 63rd Regiment of Foot at Hertford 14th July 1840. Transferring to the 1st Battalion 22nd Regiment of Foot 1st March 1848 he served six years in India and the remainder of his service in the UK and Ireland. Described as a ‘Very Good’ soldier at the time of his discharge he was in possession of five Good Conduct Badges and had never been tried by Court Martial or entered in the Regiment Defaulter’s Book. Discharged at his own request 6th August 1861 at Parkhurst, Isle of Wight having completed 21 years 12 days service all as a Private soldier. His intended place of residence on discharge is recorded as Old Hall Green, Hertfordshire. On 1st February 1893 he was admitted as a Chelsea Hospital In Pensioner and died there 20th May 1898.

Dark toned.

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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Victoria Army, Private, Northumberland Fusiliers who served almost 27 years all as a Private soldier including 15 years in India.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Victoria Army

1816 Pte F Close North’d Fus

Engraved naming type, with copy service record.

Francis Close was born in Barrow in Furness, Lancashire an 18 year 10 month old Stoker he attested for the 5th Regiment of Foot at Westminster Police Court 1st June 1868 and joined the 2nd Battalion which became in 1881 the 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. A good soldier he was permitted to stay in the Army beyond 21 years. Awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal in General Order 134 of 1886, this is his only Medal entitlement. Serving in India from 1st January 1881 to 15th March 1895, he was discharged 9th April 1895 having completed 26 years 313 days service all as a Private soldier. The 1911 census records he is a single man aged 62 years an Army Pensioner residing with his Nephew and family at 47 Golgotha Road, Lancaster, he died in Lancaster in 1926 aged 77 years.

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