Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858, 1 clasp, Central India. Sergeant Major R.J. Buckingham, 27th Madras Native Infantry Fine


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Henry Richard enlisted 20.6.1840, trade a shoemaker in the Madras Infantry and served for 7 years, 199 days. 18.3.1851, 1st Madras Fusiliers (later Royal Dublin’s) to 12.3.1855, as Sergeant March 1855 and transferred to the 27th Regiment Native Infantry, 13.1.1855 as Sergeant Major with whom he served until 19.7.1859.

Volunteered for the 102 regiment (Royal Dublin’s) British Army 25.8.1862 to 14.8.1867. Served India 20 years, 322 days and was discharged 7.1.1868 having served 23 years, 294 days. The 27th Madras were disarmed and disbanded for disaffection at Peshawar 29.5.1857.

His papers show he received a one clasp Mutiny Central India and a meritorious service medal. He was born in Bishopsgate, London and after his discharge was to live in Hounslow.