Indian General Service 1854, clasp “Hazara 1888”; India General Service 1895, clasps “Punjab Frontier 1897-98” and “Samana 1897”, Queen’s South Africa, clasps “Cape Colony”, “Wittebergen”, “Belfast”, KSA with usual two clasps.
to – 2508 Pte. E. Burns, 2nd Bn. R.Ir. Rgt. (on IGS 1854), Col. Sergt. (on IGS 1895); Sergt. 1st Rl. Irish Regt. (on QSA); Corpl. on KSA.
Medals and clasps confirmed on rolls.
Copy papers – Edward James Burns born Paddington and enlisted in 1886; resigned his rank (1891) as Col. Sergt. in 1898 at own request and reverted to Sergt.and did same in 1900 after further promotion.
In Boer War, convicted of absence and drunkenness while on active service and reduced to Corporal in August 1900. Discharged in 1909.
Volunteered for WW1 service and served “At Home” in 13th Royal Irish from 14.9.14 to 24.8.16 when discharged as unfit.
Medals are VERY polished with much wear to naming. Fine.