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Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal - 8th Foot

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Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal - 8th Foot

Second Type, pre-swivel suspension (No. 762. SERJt HENRY WALMSLEY. 8th REGt 1853.). Naming is officially engraved in large capitals. Period replacement suspension, original ribbon, better than fine. Accompanied by a CD containing seven pages from the National Archives with copies of his 1830 Attestation Paper, Service Records and Proceedings of a Regimental Board. Footnote: Henry Walmsley was born in Blackburn, Lancaster, England. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 8th King's Regiment of Foot at Blackburn, Lancaster, on October 29, 1830 at the age of 19. His 15 years and 203 days service abroad included stints in North America (4 years, 149 days), the West Indies (5 years, 324 days) and the East Indies (5 years, 90 days). He advanced in rank, from Private (October 24, 1830 - October 22, 1841), to Corporal (October 23, 1841 - August 3, 1843) and then was promoted to his final rank of Sergeant (October 4, 1843 - October 31, 1851). Walmsley was discharged from active service on May 25, 1852 at Chatham, at the age of 41.
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