An Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, awarded to Troop Sergeant Major David Moreton, 5th Royal Irish Lancers, late 1st Royal Dragoons, who served from 1841 to 1869, transferred regiments in 1858, he saw service overseas in Turkey and India.

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An Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, awarded to Troop Sergeant Major David Moreton, 5th Royal Irish Lancers, late 1st Royal Dragoons, who served from 1841 to 1869, transferred regiments in 1858, he saw service overseas in Turkey and India.

Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, impressed naming; (112 TP. SERJT. MAJOR DAVID MORETON 5TH. LANCERS)

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David Moreton was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and havin worked as a porter, then attested for service with the British Army at Stoke-on-Trent when aged 17 on 23rd March 1841, joining as a Private (No.112) the 1st Royal Dragoons. Tried and imprisoned for being absent without leave on 20th December 1848, he then transferred to the 5th Royal Irish Lancers on 28th February 1858.

Promoted to Corporal on 19th March 1858, and to Sergeant on 1st May 1858, he was then promoted to Troop Sergeant Major on 5th March 1866, and discharged on 11th May 1869 after 26 years 322 days service. During his time he had served overseas for a total of 5 years and 8 months, with 11 months being spent in Turkey, and 4 years and 9 months spent in India.

Having been discharged due to being unfit for further service, he intended to go live in Burslem, Staffordshire, and is possibly the same man shown, who in the 1881 Census was living in Paddington, London, and working an Admiralty Messenger.


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