The M.S.M. group of three awarded to Regimental Sergeant-Major John Laverty, 77th Foot, later Yeoman of the Guard
Coronation 1902, bronze, named on the reverse ‘2775 J. Laverty, Sgt. Major 77th Foot; Coronation 1911, Sergt. Major Laverty. King’s Body Guard; Army Meritorious Service Medal, E.VII.R. Serjt. Mjr. J. Laverty. 77th Foot. ‘77th’ re-impressed,
Note: These medals, together with his Jubilee 1887, Crimea, Turkish Crimea, and L.S. & G.C. medal, were formerly on loan to the Middlesex Regimental Museum, but were returned to the family when it closed down and have been subsequently separated.
John Laverty was born at Carrickfergus, County Antrim, and attested for the 57th Foot at Belfast on 18 March 1853, aged 18,