Burma Chin-Lushai 1889-1890 operations long service pair awarded to Colour Sergeant Francis Warr, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, who saw service on operations in Burma during the period from 13th November 1889 to 30th April 1890 with the Burma Column commanded by Brigadier General W.P. Symons against the Chin Tribe. It was during the campaign that he was promoted to Colour Sergeant in March 1890.
India General Service Medal 1854-1895, 1 Clasp: Chin-Lushai 1889-90; (3290 CR: SERGT: F. WARR 1ST: BN: K.O.SCO.BORD); Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria small letter reverse, engraved naming; (3290. CR. SGT. F. WARR. K: O: S: BDRS:)
Condition: Good Very Fine.
Francis Warr was born in Halstock, located in Dorset, but detailed as near to Yeovil, Somerset, and having worked as a baker, then attested for service with the British Army at Taunton on 12th February 1880, joining as a Private (No.2516 later No.3290) the 25th Regiment of Foot - the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, though his his service number changed to ‘No.3290’ on the retitling of the regiment to become the 1st Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers in July 1881.
Having been posted to India on 3rd October 1880, he was appointed to Lance Corporal on 17th March 1882, and then promoted to Corporal on 11th February 1883. Appointed to Lance Sergeant on 13th December 1885, he was promoted to Sergeant on 20th April 1886, and was then present on operations in Burma during the period from 13th November 1889 to 30th April 1890 with the Burma Column commanded by Brigadier General W.P. Symons against the Chin Tribe. His medal was claimed at Devonport on 16th March 1891. Warr is known to have been on service in Burma from 3rd November 1889 to 6th February 1891, and it was during the campaign that Warr was promoted to Colour Sergeant on 18th March 1890.
Posted home on 7th February 1891, he was posted to the Depot on 19th June 1894, and then transferred to the Permanent Staff of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion of his regiment on 31st January 1895. Permitted to extend his service beyond 21 years with the Colours on 10th November 1901, he however claimed his discharge after giving three months notice on 7th April 1907. Confirmed as his full entitlement.