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Re: 29th Regiment Worcester
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 11 July 06 17:13 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

Here is the original. 

I have a photograph of his wife at the same sitting, her dress has possibly been dated around mid 1860's, this fits with info I have.

Thanks for any input

Cas

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Gibbons, Mordecai/Mort, Squire, Thomas, David/Davies, Joseph, Bowen, Lewis, Rees, Williams, Jones, Llewellyn, Morgan - Glam
Lewis - Ystradgynlias Breckonshire
Gibbons, Timbrell, Beale, Ludlow - Glos/Wilts
Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd, Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Shoemac, Squire, Keirle, Small - Somerset
Berry, Baggot, Lee, Clayton - Lancs
Baggot, Hurley, Keaveny, Shiel, Flynn - Ireland
Yelland, Bray, Trethewey  - Cornwall

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Re: 29th Regiment Worcester
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 18 July 06 15:17 BST (UK) »
Just have to say....many, many thanks to Neil for the link, and all else who contributed  :)

I have had a reply from the museum and they actually hold his medals from both Sikh wars and also long and Good Conduct medals.  They have requested that I send a copy of the photo so that it can be displayed with them, I am soooo chuffed.

They have given me a very good overview of his 21yrs spent with the 29th. He was badly wounded in the first Sikh War and went on to fight in both major battles of the second.  He spent a total of 13yrs 9mths in the East Indies ( no wonder I could not find him in 1841/51)

Thanks again

Cas

Census information is Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Gibbons, Mordecai/Mort, Squire, Thomas, David/Davies, Joseph, Bowen, Lewis, Rees, Williams, Jones, Llewellyn, Morgan - Glam
Lewis - Ystradgynlias Breckonshire
Gibbons, Timbrell, Beale, Ludlow - Glos/Wilts
Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd, Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Shoemac, Squire, Keirle, Small - Somerset
Berry, Baggot, Lee, Clayton - Lancs
Baggot, Hurley, Keaveny, Shiel, Flynn - Ireland
Yelland, Bray, Trethewey  - Cornwall

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Re: 29th Regiment Worcester
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 18 July 06 18:05 BST (UK) »
Great stuff Cas, that's what I call a result!
So you have a trip to Worcester in the offing to see the medals?

Just out of curiosity, did they say which battle he was wounded at?
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Re: 29th Regiment Worcester
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 18 July 06 18:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Neil 

Yes! hopefully will take a trip to Worc as soon as poss.

Attested 30/10/1839 at Woolwich

1841 promoted Corporal

1842 Promoted Sergeant

21 Dec 1845 severly wounded at battle of Ferozeshuhur first Sikh war

Present at the Battles of Chillianwallah (13 Jan) and Goojerat  ( 21 Feb) during 2nd Sikh war.

1859 awarded long service and good conduct medal with £15 gratuity

Discharged at his own request on 1/1/1861 after 21 yrs free service.  Character and conduct very good.  He was never tried by court Martial or entered in the Reg defaulters book. (wanted to be around to raise his family I think)

Then sergeant in the North Glos Militia

1876 Awarded Meritorious Service Medal with annuity of
£10.00

I am so pleased I followed your link, thank you for the info that led me to know this about him.  I am chuffed to bits, also his photograph will be with his medals on display.

As you said great result, I feel very proud of him  :)

Cas
Census information is Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Gibbons, Mordecai/Mort, Squire, Thomas, David/Davies, Joseph, Bowen, Lewis, Rees, Williams, Jones, Llewellyn, Morgan - Glam
Lewis - Ystradgynlias Breckonshire
Gibbons, Timbrell, Beale, Ludlow - Glos/Wilts
Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd, Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Shoemac, Squire, Keirle, Small - Somerset
Berry, Baggot, Lee, Clayton - Lancs
Baggot, Hurley, Keaveny, Shiel, Flynn - Ireland
Yelland, Bray, Trethewey  - Cornwall

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Re: 29th Regiment Worcester
« Reply #13 on: Monday 20 November 06 22:57 GMT (UK) »
Hello all,

Just wanted to share this with Neil, and all you good people who contributed to help me find the information.

Have received the original discharge papers in 1861 of my GG grandfather, with his signature, and also had a photograph of his medals which are now displayed with his restored photograph (thanks to the rootschatters) at Worcestershire Regiment Museum.

Cas  ;D
Census information is Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Gibbons, Mordecai/Mort, Squire, Thomas, David/Davies, Joseph, Bowen, Lewis, Rees, Williams, Jones, Llewellyn, Morgan - Glam
Lewis - Ystradgynlias Breckonshire
Gibbons, Timbrell, Beale, Ludlow - Glos/Wilts
Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd, Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Shoemac, Squire, Keirle, Small - Somerset
Berry, Baggot, Lee, Clayton - Lancs
Baggot, Hurley, Keaveny, Shiel, Flynn - Ireland
Yelland, Bray, Trethewey  - Cornwall

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Re: 29th Regiment Worcester
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 21 November 06 08:39 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for sharing Cas!  ;D ;D

You know, I think he must have worn his medals several times. Looking at the photo, especially the medal on either end, do you see the odd little nick and dent around the medal rim? Hard to be absolutely sure from a photo, but those look like contact marks.
When medals are worn on the chest, they tend to jangle against each other. Eventually, if this continues, this jangling leads to wear and tear (ie these contact marks).

A lovely photo to keep though. Must be nice to know the medals are looked after somewhere appropriate.
Neil
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Re: 29th Regiment Worcester
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 21 November 06 10:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi Cas
And well done for a good story, & well done to Neil and the Worcerstershire Regt.