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EGYPT CAMPAIGN MEDAL 1882-89, KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS :

Dated reverse, bars, 'Tel-El-Kebir', 'Suakin 1884', 'El-Teb_Tamaai', correct style of engraved naming - 4149 Pte. J.GRAHAM, 3/KR.Rif.C. (King's Royal Rifles Corps) : (JAMES GRAHAM - Born around 1861 at Saintfield, County Down, Ireland, a labourer aged 18 years on the date of attestation for 1st.Battalion, 60th.Foot, 30 June 1879 : Served at home but deserted on 24 July 1880 subsequently re-joining six days later : Tried and convicted for desertion and placed in confinement until 19 October 1880 : Transferred to 3rd. Battalion, 60th.Foot from 28 February 1881 and posted for service in South Africa : Served in Malta from 22 February 1882 and in Egypt from 18 July 1882 until 17 October 1882 during which time he was present at the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir on 13 September 1882 : The Battalion returned home on 18 October 1882 but was posted back to Egypt from 17 January 1883 and took part in the actions at Suakin, El-Teb and Tamaai during February and March of 1884 : The recipient returned home from 17 September 1885 and was transferred to 1st.Class Army Reserve from 29 June 1891 : He re-enlisted on 14 November 1891 and was discharged on 13 November 1895 : His name appears in the Company Defaulter Book on no fewer than nineteen occasions and the punishment awarded varies from admonishment and fines to imprisonment with hard labour: On discharge his place of residence was recorded as 45 Lindsay Street, Belfast.) : Sold with verification and copy Service Papers : Very slight contact marks, generally GVF - £475