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JAMES LEWIS, 1ST.BN., 20TH. REGIMENT (EAST DEVONSHIRE) :

Crimea Medal 1854-6, bar, 'Sebastopol', officially impressed naming (J. Lewis, 20th.Regt.); Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-8, no bar, officially impressed naming (Jas. Lewis, 1st.Bn., 20th.Regt.) : (JAMES LEWIS - Enlisted into the 20th.Regiment (East Devonshire) at Winchester on 12 October 1853 : and served with the Regiment in the Crimea : He is recorded on the Crimea Medal Roll as Private No. 3753, where in the Remarks column it shows, "Joined 9 Decr. 54" : He is recorded on the Indian Mutiny Medal Roll as Private No. 3757 : He was slightly wounded in action before Sebastopol on the day of "The Great Sortie of the Russians from Sebastopol" the 22 March 1855 : (London Gazette 3 April 1855), and he is recorded on the Casualty Roll and in the London Gazette and on the Regimental Muster Rolls as Private No.3757. There is only one man named James Lewis shown as serving with the Regiment in the Crimea and in the Indian Mutiny : It is apparent therefore that an error occurred with regard to the recipient's number in the preparation of the Crimea Medal Roll, and that his correct number was 3757 : The recipient is recorded in the Muster Roll for 1 July to 30 September 1860, completed whilst the Regiment was stationed at Oude, India, as having died on 26 July 1860 : The recipient would also have been entitled to receive the Turkish Crimea Medal, however the Roll of "Medals Returned" by the Regiment records that a Turkish Crimea Medal that was to have been awarded to the recipient was "Returned", presumably because at the date of issue of this medal he was deceased and no next of kin could be traced.) : Sold with verification; Copy Casualty Roll entry : Copy Muster Rolls : First medal with slight contact marking and an edge bruise to reverse rim below '20th.' but naming not affected, thus VF., the second medal appears never to have been worn and is therefore a Pleasing EF - £625