India General Service 1854, clasp “Pegu” with Indian Mutiny medal, no clasp.
to -Ensn. J. J. Muir. 49th. Regt. M.N.I. (on Pegu); Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Lt., 1st. Madras N. I.)
He was advanced to Lieutenant in November 1856.
In the India Mutiny he served with the 1st Madras Native Infantry (in the scrath-raised “Madras Rifles”) against the mutineers in Bengal. He was present at the defence of Azimghur against Kooer Sing’s force in 1858, and joined in the pursuit of that chieftain with the force Brigadier Douglas in April 1858. Present in the subsequent actions of Azimghur and Ghoossee, and at the attack on the rebels in the Jugdespore Jungle 4th June 1858.
Muir died, serving in the rank of Major, in Bangalore in December 1871.
‘..at one time adjutant of his corps, and as such was second to none in knowledge of work and professional zeal. Since the breaking up of his own regiment, he had done duty with various capacities with different corps, the last appointment he held being that of officiating wing officer of the 27th N.I. He was very popular with his brother officers in Bangalore, by whom his loss is much deplored.’Contact marks, very fine.