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India General Service , North West Frontier – Lieut., 8th Bengal Native Infantry.


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India General Service , clasp North West Frontier – Lieut., 8th Bengal Native Infantry.

India General Service 1854-95,  clasp, North West Frontier (Lieut. Roderick Fraser Sandeman, 8th. Ben. N.I.)

Roderick Fraser Sandeman was born on the 6th October 1841 in Marylebone, London; aged 18 he was commissioned for Military service in India, where he served until 1864

He was advanced Lieutenant in the 8th Bengal Native Infantry on 20 October 1862, and resigned his commission in 1864.

During his military career he served in the 8th Bengal Native Infantry, seeing service  against the “Sitana Fanatics”, April to May 1858, under Maj Gen Sir Sydney J Cotton, K.C.B.

He subsequently served as a Captain in the 2nd London Rifle Volunteer Corps.

He died on the 5th November 1929 in Ealing London, the Scotsman recording that at the time of his death he was a wine merchant in Ealing, London, a director of Page and Sandeman wine merchants. He left £50,424 14s. 2d in his will

With the original Adjutant General in India’s letter informing the recipient of the despatch of his India General Service Medal, named to R. F. Sandeman Esq., Naval and Military Club, 94 Piccadilly, London, and dated 23 December 1885.

Condition – Fine, edge bruising, polished and worn.