Crimea War Medal 1854-1856 Officially impressed, 1 clasp, Sebastopol, (James Colbeck 7th Husrs.). James Colbeck, 7th Hussars Pleasing VF

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Born c. 1836, in Manchester, enlisted 14.11.1854, 4th Light Dragoons 1674 Private, transferred into 7th Hussars, 1st August 1857 new regimental number 83. Sent to Crimea and arrived in Crimea 25th May 1855, served in Sebastopol with service troops, awarded medal and clasp. Transferred to 7th Hussars when regiment was made up to strength for service in India. Served in Oude during the Mutiny. The 7th Hussars stayed in India when the Mutiny was suppressed and Coldbeck served in Staff Employ from October 1863 to March 1864. He died at Sealkote (now known as Sialkota ) in India on 20th October 1864.