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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1854 : LIEUTENANT-COLONEL, INDIAN ARMY :

India General Service Medal 1854, bars. 'Burma 1885-7', 'Burma 1887-89', correct style of running script engraved naming - Lieutt. W. AYERST, 25th. Bo.Infy. (Bombay Infantry) : (WILLIAM AYERST - Born 30 August 1860, the son of the Reverend William Ayerst : Commissioned into the Prince of Wales' (North Staffordshire Regiment) on 6 February 1884 : Seconded for service with the Indian Staff Corps from 27 June 1885 : Promoted to Captain, 6 February 1895 and Major, 122nd. Rajputana Infantry on 6 February 1902 : Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel from 6 February 1910 and retired on 7 February 1910 : Hart's Army List 1906, War Services records:- "Served with the Burmese Expedition in 1885-89 and was slightly WOUNDED in an engagement near Mingaon (MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES, Medal with two Clasps). Served with the Chitral Relief Force under Sir Robert Low in 1895 (Medal with Clasp)" : Chapter 16, Volume V of "Frontier & Overseas Expeditions From India", records:- "29th. (July 1886) Lieutenant Ayerst, 5th Bombay Light Infantry, with twenty rifles, 5th Bombay Light Infantry, when returning to his post at Sheinmaga in boats, after surveying near Mingon Pagoda, was fired at from the village of Pogon and its pagoda. He at once landed, and after a fight of about three-quarters of an hour, succeeded in driving the enemy (about 100 dacoits) from the pagoda and village; on returning to his boats, however, he was again fired at. Loss of the enemy not known, though several were seen to drop; casualties on our side, - wounded Lieutenant Ayerst".) : Sold with copy Army List entries; copy London Gazette entries and related research : Partial official correction to surname otherwise NEF - £895