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CRIMEA MEDAL 1854-56 : 68TH. REGIMENT :

Bars, 'Alma', 'Sebastopol' (last bar loose on ribbon), officially impressed naming - J. WADDINGTON, 68th. Regt. (Durham Light Infantry) : (JOSEPH WADDINGTON - Presumed to have been born in the Parish of Otley, Yorkshire prior to 1825 and would have attested around 1845 for service with the 68th.Regiment : In 1851 he was serving as 2100 Private, with his Regiment in Malta and in September 1854 would have been present when it landed in the Crimea : Took part in the Battle of the Alma on 20 September 1854 and shortly afterwards served in the trenches before Sebastopol : Subsequently absent from the Regiment, he was not at Balaklava on 25 October 1854 or at Inkermann on 5 November 1854, and must have died, presumably of disease, prior to 13 October 1855 (the date on which the bar for 'Sebastopol' was sanctioned) : His name does not appear on the Medal Roll which is clearly a mistake because there is reference to 2472 WADDINGTON SOLOMON as being entitled to the medal with bar 'Alma' only, and John Bilcliffe in his book, 'Well Done The 68th.", refers to "2474 Pte SOLOMON WADDINGTON" as being entitled to 'Alma' and 'Sebastopol' with a 'd' notation indicating that he died, which is completely incorrect. : The recipient's younger brother SOLOMON WADDINGTON, originally attested for the 90th.Light Infantry, on 9 December 1845, but on 30 April 1846, "Transferred to the 68th.Regiment of Light Infantry at his own request to serve with an ELDER BROTHER" : SOLOMON served throughout the Crimean War and was awarded the Crimea Medal with four bars : He was discharged from the Regiment on 28 February 1865 and died at Otley, Yorkshire during the first quarter of 1867 : His Regimentally impressed medal was sold by Morton & Eden, London as Lot 868, in their auction of 18-19 November 2020.) : Sold with research EF - £495