Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858, no clasp. Thos. Tadd, 1st Bn. 13th Light Infantry EF


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Thomas Tadd was born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, and attested for the 1st Battalion, 13th Light Infantry at Bath in August 1854.

He served with the Battalion during the Indian Mutiny and was severely wounded at Toolsepore, 23 December 1858, by a musket ball in the right shin bone – the bone was splintered, but no separation of the pieces took place.

The bullet is still supposed to be in the limb, it has never been extricated.  Even now in December 1860 there is much wasting of the leg . Tadd was discharged Medically Unfit  because of his wound, 20 September 1861, having served 6 years and 339 days with the Colours.

Sold with a good write up on the action.