India General Service Medal 1854-1895, 1 clasp, Persia, (J. Shute. 78th Highlanders.). Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858, 1 clasp. Lucknow, (J. Shute. 78th Highlanders.)J. Shute, 78th Highlanders Fine/Good Fine
John a ropemaker from Bramley in Leeds enlisted in the 78th Highlanders age 18 years, 3 months on 21.4. 1845.He had previously served in the 7th Fusiliers and deserted which caused him to be tried by court martial and sentenced to 30 days in imprisonment.
He stayed in the 78th serving with them in the Persian campaign of 1856-57 and then the Indian Mutiny earning the Lucknow clasp. He served 21 years, 28 days and upon his discharge lived in Sheffield.