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ID for British Army medals 1850/60s
« on: Saturday 09 March 19 17:26 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if the experts here can ID the medals in the attached photo crop. The photo was taken in 1914 but the medals are from the 1850/1860s, and may (or may not) have some connection with the Indian Mutiny.

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Re: ID for British Army medals 1850/60s
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 March 19 17:38 GMT (UK) »
Wonder if the one on the left is the Indian Mutiny Medal -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Mutiny_Medal

Can you read any words on the medal?

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Re: ID for British Army medals 1850/60s
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 March 19 17:41 GMT (UK) »
The left hand Medal the Indian Mutiny Medal, the clasps may be Relief of Lucknow and Lucknow. The  middle the India General Service Medal. I donít known about the one on the right.

Someone else may have the answer.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: ID for British Army medals 1850/60s
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 March 19 17:52 GMT (UK) »
Possibly the Second China War medal, similar time frame, wide central colour to the ribbon.  Maybe.

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Re: ID for British Army medals 1850/60s
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 March 19 17:57 GMT (UK) »
Another idea for the third Medal, one awarded by the Sultan of Turkey for service against the Russians 1854-6, received by every British Soldier who had the Crimea Medal. Just a guess from the style and ribbon.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: ID for British Army medals 1850/60s
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 March 19 17:59 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the lightning fast replies  ;)

JJen posted a link to the first one - is the second one...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_General_Service_Medal_(1854)

...and options for the third?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_China_War_Medal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Crimea_Medal

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Re: ID for British Army medals 1850/60s
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 09 March 19 18:11 GMT (UK) »
I would discount the China  War Medal which has a suspender, the one in the Photo does not.

Addendum
Much more likely the Turkish Medal.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: ID for British Army medals 1850/60s
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 09 March 19 18:22 GMT (UK) »
I agree that the ribbon looks correct for the Turkish Crimea Medal -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Crimea_Medal

However I do question how the medal is attached to the ribbon compared with the above link.

The link below is how the medal appears to be attached but not the correct ribbon.  ???

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardinian_Crimea_Medal

JJ

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Re: ID for British Army medals 1850/60s
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 09 March 19 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Is the owner known (number/rank/name/regiment)??   Medal records for the period are to be found.


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