An India General Service Medal 1854-1895, 1 Clasp: Northwest Frontier, awarded to Rifleman Charles Goddard, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, who saw 14 years and 6 months service out in India, being present during the Indian Mutiny at Lucknow, he went on to take part in the punitive operations on the Northwest Frontier against Sultan Muhammed Khan with the forces under Brevet Colonel Macdonell between 5th December 1863 to 2nd January 1864.

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An India General Service Medal 1854-1895, 1 Clasp: Northwest Frontier, awarded to Rifleman Charles Goddard, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, who saw 14 years and 6 months service out in India, being present during the Indian Mutiny at Lucknow, he went on to take part in the punitive operations on the Northwest Frontier against Sultan Muhammed Khan with the forces under Brevet Colonel Macdonell between 5th December 1863 to 2nd January 1864.

India General Service Medal 1854-1895, 1 Clasp: Northwest Frontier, impressed naming; (947 PTE: C. GODDARD. 3 BN. RIF. BDE.)

Condition: very light contact wear, Nearly Extremely Fine.

Charles Goddard was born in the parish of Ramsbury, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, and having worked as a farm labourer, then attested for service with the British Army at Aldershot on 19th October 1855, joining as a Rifleman (No.947) the 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Goddard went on to serve for 21 years with the Colours, of which 14 years and 6 months was spent on overseas service in India.

Goddard who was present during the India Mutiny during the operations at Lucknow in 1857 to 1858, was then present during the operations on the Northwest Frontier with the forces under Brevet Colonel A.F. Macdonell C.B. in his expedition against the Sultan Muhammed Khan who attacked the fort of Shabkadar with a body of Mohmands and Bajauris. There operations lasted from 5th December 1863 to 2nd January 1864. Some 716 men of the 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade took part in the operations.

Goddard re-engaged at Peshawar to completed 21 years with the Colours on 31st July 1865, but was placed in confinement and then tried by Court Martial and found guilty for being drunk on duty, and was imprisoned between 14th to 17th September 1865. Goddard was discharged on 7th November 1876. Additionally entitled to the Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859 with clasp for Lucknow.