Victorian Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded to 904 Corporal William Taylor, Coast Brigade, Royal Artillery. Born in Lisburn, Antrim, Taylor was a weaver by trade. He joined the Army in 1846, enlisting in Lisburn, Antrim. Later a resident of Middlesborough, Yorkshire, William Taylor served until 1869. After 5 and a half years service in Gibraltar and 1 and a quarter years service in Constantinople he went through the ranks from Gunner to Sergeant, serving a total of 22 years and 88 days. He is also listed as serving in a secondary unit (Durham Artillery Militia) which was active from 1853-1909. The medal is on the original ribbon and comes with a copy of the service papers.




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