East and West Africa Medal 1887-1900, 2 Clasps: 1897-98, Sierra Leone 1898-99, awarded to Sergeant Drummer John Sullivan, 2nd Battalion, West India Regiment, a British Non-Commissioned Officer who took part in the expeditions in the hinterland of Lagos and the northern territories of the Gold Coast between September 1897 and 14th June 1898, and was later present during the operations against the Sofas in Sierra Leone in what was known as the ‘Hut Tax War’ in the operations which began on 18th February 1898 and lasted through to 9th March 1899.

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East and West Africa Medal 1887-1900, 2 Clasps: 1897-98, Sierra Leone 1898-99, awarded to Sergeant Drummer John Sullivan, 2nd Battalion, West India Regiment, a British Non-Commissioned Officer who took part in the expeditions in the hinterland of Lagos and the northern territories of the Gold Coast between September 1897 and 14th June 1898, and was later present during the operations against the Sofas in Sierra Leone in what was known as the ‘Hut Tax War’ in the operations which began on 18th February 1898 and lasted through to 9th March 1899. Sullivan died in service during the campaign on 8th June 1898, having succumbed to remittent fever at the Station Hospital at Mount Auriol in Sierra Leone.

East and West Africa Medal 1887-1900, 2 Clasps: 1897-98, Sierra Leone 1898-99, impressed naming; (1290 SEJT.-DR: J. SULLIVAN, 2: W.I. REGT.)

Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.

John Sullivan was an British Non-Commissioned Officer, who saw service as a Sergeant Drummer (No.1290) with the 2nd Battalion, West India Regiment, and took part in the expeditions in the hinterland of Lagos and the northern territories of the Gold Coast between September 1897 and 14th June 1898. Some 559 men of the 2nd Battalion, West India Regiment, claimed the medal with this clasp.

Sullivan was then present during the operations against the Sofas in Sierra Leone in what was known as the ‘Hut Tax War’ in the operations which began on 18th February 1898 and lasted through to 9th March 1899. Sullivan died in service during the campaign on 8th June 1898, having succumbed to remittent fever at the Station Hospital at Mount Auriol in Sierra Leone.