Crimea War Medal 1854-1856, 1 clasp, Sebastopol, unnamed, Turkish Crimea Medal, Sardinian issue, Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria issue, 3rd type 1874-1901, swivelling scroll suspension with smaller reverse lettering, (1823 Pte. D. Eke. 37th Foot.) 1823 Private D. Eke, 37th Foot, late 1st Foot.


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David Eke was born Guestwick, Norfolk, in December 1836 and attested for the 1st Regiment of Foot at Norwich on 14 October 1854, aged 17 years 10 months. He served with the 1st Foot in the Crimea, and subsequently in India, before transferring to the 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot on 1 August 1870. He was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, together with a gratuity of £5, on 8 December 1873, and was discharged on 21 December 1875, after 21 years and 8 days service, of which 17 years and 8 months had been spent soldiering in India. Sold with copied record of service.