Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Victoria issue, 2nd type 1855-1874 with swivelling scroll suspension. 53 Sergeant Mali. Delaney, 2nd Bn. 25th Foot
Malachi Delaney was born in Kyle, Queens County. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for the 78th Regiment at Mountrath, Queens County on 10 April 1845, aged 19 years. He was promoted to Corporal and transferred to the 2nd Battalion 25th Regiment in January 1860. In November 1861 he was promoted to Sergeant. In addition to the Army L.S. & G.C., he was awarded the Indian Mutiny Medal with clasps for Defence of Lucknow and Lucknow and the India General Service Medal with clasp for Persia. He was discharged at his own request having completed 21 years, (nearly 14 of them in India), at Preston on 14 January 1868. Sold with copied service papers. Suspension replaced as the old suspender was soldered in place.