Second China War Medal
Two clasps: Taku Forts 1860; Pekin 1860, impressed (John McKenna, 2nd Bn. 1st Regt.), slack suspension claw, one or two edge bruises, nearly very fine. John McKenna was born in Sligo and enlisted in the 1st Regiment in Glasgow in Sep 1857, aged 17 years. In his subsequent career of 21 years with the Colours he served for 12 years in the East Indies and for 19 months in China, where he qualified for the above described Medal and clasps. McKenna, who was finally discharged in Mar 1879 in consequence of having been found ?unfit for further service?, did not qualify for the L.S. & G.C. Medal, having several times been entered in the regimental defaulter?s book. Sold with copies of service records.