Canada General Service Medal 1866-1870, 1 clasp, Fenian Raid 1866. Ensign N. Bannatyne, 30th Regiment


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Neil Bannatyne was born on 22 December 1843 at Glasgow, the youngest son of Andrew Bannatyne. Commissioned Ensign in the 30th (Cambridge) Regiment on 8 March 1864, he served with the Regiment in Canada from 27 July 1864-31 March 1869 – one of 16 Officers to earn the Medal & clasp. Promoted Lieutenant on 21 August 1866, Captain on 1 April 1875, Major on 20 September 1881, he retired Lieutenant-Colonel on 17 April. Bannatyne received his Medal at Barvas, Stornaway, Scotland and published History of the The Thirtieth Regiment; now the First Battalion East Lancashire Regiment 1689-1881 in 1923; sold with copied research.