China Medal 1856-1860, 1 Clasp: Taku Forts 1860, officially impressed naming as issued, awarded to Private Andrew Benham, 1st Battalion, 3rd East Kent Regiment of Foot - the Buffs, who saw service during the Second Opium War of 1856 to 1860 and wa...

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China Medal 1856-1860, 1 Clasp: Taku Forts 1860, officially impressed naming as issued, awarded to Private Andrew Benham, 1st Battalion, 3rd East Kent Regiment of Foot - the Buffs, who saw service during the Second Opium War of 1856 to 1860 and was present in action at the Third Battle of the Taku Forts on 21st August 1860.

China Medal 1856-1860, 1 Clasp: Taku Forts 1860, officially impressed naming as issued; (ANDW. BENHAM, 1ST. BN. 3RD. REGT.)

Condition: lightly polished, Good Very Fine.

Andrew Benham was born in Alton, Hampshire, and having worked as a labourer, then attested for service with the British Army at Winchester on 22nd December 1855, joining as a Private (No.3843) the 3rd East Kent Regiment of Foot - the Buffs. Benham went on to serve for 4 years and 268 days with the Colours, of which 4 years and 4 months were spent on overseas service, with 2 years and 6 months in Corfu, 11 months in India and 1 year and 1 month in China.

Benham was present during the Second Opium War of 1856 to 1860 when serving with the 1st Battalion and present in action at the Third Battle of the Taku Forts on 21st August 1860. Benham was discharged on 29th September 1863. Confirmed as his sole medal entitlement.