​ An Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, engraved naming, awarded to Farrier Sergeant J. Forward, 4th Dragoon Guards, late 2nd Dragoons - the Royal Scots Greys, who transferred to the 4th DG in 1885, but unusually had his long service medal named up to him with his old unit, despite it being issued in 1889.

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An Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, engraved naming, awarded to Farrier Sergeant J. Forward, 4th Dragoon Guards, late 2nd Dragoons - the Royal Scots Greys, who transferred to the 4th DG in 1885, but unusually had his long service medal named up to him with his old unit, despite it being issued in 1889.
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, engraved naming; (3097. SERGT. FARR: J. FORWARD. 2/DGN. GDS.)

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John Forward was born in 1852 in Heathfield, near Taunton, Somerset, and having worked as a labourer, then enlisted into the British Army as a Private (No.1450) with the 2nd Dragoons - the Royal Scots Greys on 3rd November 1870. Appointed Shoeing Smith on 9th March 1877, and Farrier on 8th June 1881, he was promoted to Farrier Sergeant before July 1882, and then transferred as a Farrier Sergeant (No.3097) to the 4th Dragoon Guards on 13th November 1885. Awarded the long service medal on 1st January 1889, for some reason it was named to him with his old unit but bearing his service number for the 4th Dragoon Guards. Forward was discharged on 2nd November 1891, having seen home service in England and Ireland throughout his career. By 1901 he was living in Bermondsey, London, and working as a port messenger, and died in early 1902.