An Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, officially impressed naming, awarded to Colour Sergeant William Gray, 76th Regiment of Foot, later Sergeant Instructor with the 3rd Aberdeenshire (The Buchan) Rifle Volunteer Corps, who served from 1858 to 1882, 12 years being spent in India.

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An Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, officially impressed naming, awarded to Colour Sergeant William Gray, 76th Regiment of Foot, later Sergeant Instructor with the 3rd Aberdeenshire (The Buchan) Rifle Volunteer Corps, who served from 1858 to 1882, 12 years being spent in India.

Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, officially impressed naming; (305. CR SERGT: W. GRAY, 76TH FOOT)

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William Gray, surname also spelt Grey in some records, was born in Dublin, Ireland, and having worked as a carpet weaver, then attested for service into the British Army when aged 18 at Dublin on 25th February 1858, joining as a Private (No.305) the 76th Regiment of Foot.

Gray went on to serve for 21 years and 4 days with the Colours, of which 12 years and 72 days were spent overseas in India. Appointed to Drummer on 18th July 1859, and promoted to Corporal on 23rd February 1863, followed by Sergeant on 20th February 1865, and Colour Sergeant on 23rd July 1867, Gray re-engaged at Bellary on 4th December 1867. Posted as a Sergeant Instructor to the 3rd Aberdeenshire (The Buchan) Rifle Volunteer Corps on 15th May 1876, Gray was discharged from the Briitsh Army on 16th December 1879, but remained with the Rifle Volunteers through to 31st July 1882. Confirmed as his only medal entitlement.


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