Crimea Medal

Crimea Medal

Code: 51206


Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (...P.. J. Desborough ...t) contemporarily engraved naming

Condition , heavy edge bruising and contact marks, therefore fair 


John Desborough was born in Irchester, Northamptonshire, in 1834 and volunteered for the Northamptonshire Militia on 7 March 1853. He attested for the 46th Regiment of Foot at Daventry, Northamptonshire, on 12 May 1854, and served with them in the Crimea. He was promoted Corporal on 23 August 1857, and Sergeant on 7 August 1863, and was appointed Colour Sergeant on 27 June 1869. He was discharged on 15 June 1875, after 21 years and 5 days’ service.

Sold with copied research, including service papers, Militia Attestation papers, and medal roll extracts.