Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Victoria issue, 3rd type 1874-1901, swivelling scroll suspension with smaller reverse lettering. 1532 Private S. Shipton, Royal Irish Rifles VF/GVF


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Samuel Shipton was born in Lambeth, London. A Butcher by occupation, he attested for the 50th Regiment at Westminster on 22 June 1862. Transferred to the 83rd Regiment in August 1864. Served overseas in Gibraltar, April 1867-March 1870; East Indies, March 1870-January 1881, and Natal, January 1881-January 1882. He was accidentally wounded on 4 January 1882. Discharged on Guernsey on 30 June 1885 having completed his second period of limited engagement.