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Ashantee 1873-74, no clasp : 2nd Rifle Brigade

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Ashantee 1873-74, no clasp

to – 1968 Pte. R. Woodcock, 2nd Bn. Rifle Bde 1873-74

Not entitled to clasp – roll states “sent back sick from [river] Prah 21.1.74”.

Blackened lettering.

Copy service papers – Woodcock was born in Hougham, near Dover and enlisted in Nov. 1870. ex East Kent Militia.

Discharged in Cork in 1881, unfit for further service;  character “Bad – addicted to drink and absence”. (several times noted as absent and in confinement).

A few contact marks; VF.