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PRIVATE PATRICK GOWANS, 43RD.(MONMOUTHSHIRE) LIGHT INFANTRY :

Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-58, no bar, officially impressed naming - PATK. GOWANS, 43rd. Lt. Infy. (Light Infantry); Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, Victoria, small letter reverse, scroll suspender, officially impressed naming - 3546 PATRICK GOWANS, 43rd. Foot : (PATRICK GOWANS - Born at Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland, around 1833 attested for the 25th Foot at Edinburgh on 8 May 1851 : Served at home and in India and on 28 February 1855 at Madras volunteered for transfer to the 43rd. Light Infantry : Served with the 43rd. Light Infantry during the suppression of the Mutiny and in September 1858 was with the detachment under the command of Captain F.M. Colville sent to the Calower district to engage the rebels which they did at the village of Sahao on 5 September 1858, and on the following day again fought an engagement at the Punghatten Pass (sometimes referred to as the Punghattie Pass) : The recipient was discharged at Cork on 6 August 1872 having then completed in excess of 21 years service : His intended place of residence was given as No.3 Seymour Place, Seymour Yard, London W.) : Sold with verification; copy Service Papers and related research : Medals mounted on original ribbons : Very slight edge bruising not affecting naming : Toned GVF - £645