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Indian Mutiny medal, Royal Horse Artillery, taken prisoner at Lucknow, escaped the next day.

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Indian Mutiny medal, Royal Horse Artillery, taken prisoner at Lucknow, escaped the next day.

Indian Mutiny, clasp, Lucknow, Gunr John Park, Rl. H. Art.

Gunner John Park, was born c.1834 in Rodhill, Leeds, and enlisted in the Royal Artillery on 8 July 1854 at Sheffield.

He served during the Indian Mutiny with the 8th Battalion, Royal Horse Artillery, in “E” Troop under Captain Middleton, and is believed to have been captured by mutineers and made prisoner ‘for a day’ on 8 March 1858 during the Final Relief of Lucknow – somehow managing to make his escape.

He is confirmed on the Indian Mutiny Medal Roll with clasp entitlement as above, and served for a total of almost 8 years before his discharge on 12 May 1862 at Woolwich.

Condition – VF. minor edge bruise.