An Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, with engraved naming, awarded to Quartermaster Sergeant Wellesley Cunnah, 3rd Militia Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, late 84th York and Lancaster Regiment of Foot, who saw 23 years service between 1864 and 1887, with service overseas in Malta, Jamaica and Nova Scotia.

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An Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, with engraved naming, awarded to Quartermaster Sergeant Wellesley Cunnah, 3rd Militia Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, late 84th York and Lancaster Regiment of Foot, who saw 23 years service between 1864 and 1887, with service overseas in Malta, Jamaica and Nova Scotia.

Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, with engraved naming; (421. Q.M.SERGT. W. CUNNAH. RL.FUSRS:)

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Wellesley Cunnah was born in Chester, Cheshire, and having worked as a clerk, then enlisted into the British Army when aged 21 at Liverpool on 27th May 1864, joining as a Private (No.1493) the 84th York and Lancaster Regiment of Foot. Promoted to Corporal on 29th December 1864, he was posted to Malta on 24th January 1867, and then to Jamaica on 28th February 1867, being promoted to Sergeant on 4th January 1868, but was then placed in confinement on 25th December 1869, and having then broken his arrest, was tried and reduced to Private on 30th December 1869.

Posted to Halifax, Nova Scotia on 1st January 1870, and then home on 31st December 1870, he re-engaged whilst at Fermoy in Ireland on 20th March 1871, and was then promoted to Corporal on 25th November 1871. Promoted to Sergeant on 31st October 1873, he transferred to the Permanent Staff of the 3rd West Yorkshire Militia on 18th August 1877, and was appointed an Orderly Room Clerk with this unit on 18th October 1877, before being appoint Quartermaster Sergeant on 8th March 1879, and then transferred to the 3rd Middlesex Militia on 16th March 1880 as an Orderly Room Clerk.

Cunnah was ultimately posted on attachment from the 2nd Yorks and Lancs to the 3rd Militia Battalion, Royal Fusiliers as an Orderly Room Clerk and was then promoted to Colour Sergeant on 1st July 1881, and having been officially transferred to this unit on 31st May 1882, was then promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant (No.421) again on 18th October 1883, before being discharged after 23 years service on 30th August 1887, having been awarded his Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.