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1262 PRIVATE HENRY SIVIER, HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT :

India General Service Medal 1854, bars, 'Burma 1887-89', 'Burma 1889-92', correct style of running script engraved naming - 1262 Pte. H.Sivier, 1st.Bn.,Hamps.R.; Queen's South Africa Medal, bars, 'Cape Colony', 'Paardeberg', 'Johannesburg', ' South Africa 1901', (last loose on ribbon) : Officially impressed naming - 1262 Pte. H.Sivier, 2nd. Hampshire Regt. : (HENRY SIVIER - Born at Wallop near Stockbridge, Hampshire in 1864, a shepherd on the date he attested for the Hampshire Regiment at Winchester, 3 December 1883 : Posted to 1st. Battalion and served at home until 22 July 1884 when the Battalion moved to Malta : Remained at Malta until 8 January 1886 on which date the Battalion left for India : The recipient served in India for almost three years and entered Burma on 3 November 1888 where he remained until 15 February 1891 taking part in the numerous campaigns against bandits throughout the country : During his time in Burma he served alongside his two brothers, Alfred and George who were also present with the Battalion : The Battalion returned to India from 16 February 1891 and left for home two months later arriving in England on 22 April 1891 : The recipient extended his service for a further period of one year from 25 April 1891 and was placed on Army Reserve from 25 April 1892 : He was discharged on 2 December 1895 and enlisted for Section 'D' 1st.Class Army Reserve from 18 April 1896 : He was subsequently recalled for service in South Africa from which he was finally discharged at Aldershot on 20 April 1901 : He indicated that he intended to reside at Norfolk House, Purley, Surrey and took employment as an Attendant at the London County Council Asylum, Cane Hill : He died at Croydon, Surrey in 1944, then residing with his wife at 8 St Dunstans Cottages.) : Sold with verification; original Service/Account Book, complete but lacking back cover; Two original Army Form 'D' parchment Discharge documents; Queen Victoria Boer War Tin; copy Service Papers; copy Census entries; copy Birth, Marriage and Death notices and other related research : Original documents in good clean order; tin with some corrosion and lacking gilding; Medals NEF - £585