An Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, awarded to Sergeant A. Sharpe, 2nd Battalion, 13th Regiment of Foot - the Somerset Light Infantry, later 3rd Surrey Militia, and then the Permanent Staff of the 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, who saw service at the Cape of Good Hope between 1859 and 1863, and at Mauritius from 1863 to 1867.

Price: £135.00


Product ID: CMA/26669
Condition: Good Very Fine
Availability: IN STOCK
Description:

An Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, awarded to Sergeant A. Sharpe, 2nd Battalion, 13th Regiment of Foot - the Somerset Light Infantry, later 3rd Surrey Militia, and then the Permanent Staff of the 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, who saw service at the Cape of Good Hope between 1859 and 1863, and at Mauritius from 1863 to 1867.

Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse; (949. SERGT. A. SHARPE, 2-13TH. FOOT)

Condition: Good Very Fine.

Alfred Sharpe was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and having worked as a baker, then attested for service with the British Army at Chelsea on 15th September 1858, joining as a Private (No.949) the 13th Regiment of Foot - the Somerset Light Infantry, and then went on to serve for 21 years with the Colours, of which 8 years and 2 months were spent overseas, being at the Cape of Good Hope from 23rd February 1859 to 8th April 1863, and Mauritius from 9th April 1863 to 24th July 1867.

Sharpe saw service with the 2nd Battalion, and was promoted to Corporal on 11th November 1862, and to Sergeant on 12th February 1867, before re-engaging at Portland for a further time to complete 21 years with the Colours on 26th August 1868. Attached to the 3rd Surrey Militia from 9th April 1874 as a Sergeant, he was discharged from the regular army on 14th October 1879, and the went on to serve for 5 years with the Volunteer Force as a Sergeant (No.2103) with the Permanent Staff of the 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, before being fully discharged on 4th November 1884. He went on to settle in Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Confirmed as his full entitlement.