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India General Service Medal 1854-1895, 1 clasp, Pegu, (Dr. 80th Regt.). Drummer T. Mclneyrey, 80th Foot later 78th Highlanders - £1,150.00

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ConditionFine/Good Fine
DocumentsYes
BoxedNo
Product ID1027869

Recipient

NameT. Mclneyrey
RankDrummer
Unit80th Foot later 78th Highlanders

Attached Medals

India General Service Medal 1854-1895
Clasps
  • Persia
India General Service Medal 1854-1895
Notes(Dr. 80th Regt.)
Clasps
  • Pegu
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858
Notes(Drumr. 78th Highlanders.)
Clasps
  • Defence of Lucknow
  • Lucknow

Thomas McIneyrey was born on 25 May 1838 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, and attested for the 80th (Staffordshire Volunteers) Regiment of Foot at Rangoon on 25 August 1852. He served with the Regiment during the Second Anglo-Burmese War, before transferring to the 78th Highlanders on 1 February 1854. Appointed a Drummer on 1 June of that year, he served with his new Regiment in Persia, and then in India, where he drummed his way to Lucknow as part of Sir Henry Havelock’s first Relief Force, becoming part of the besieged garrison on arrival. He continued as a Drummer for nearly two further decades, finally being discharged on 1 July 1875 after 20 years and 38 days’ service.
Some letters are distressed on the Mutiny those showing confirm the same man as the first two medal. All the medals show considerable wear and edge bruising but a rare and interesting group.