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Old 11-08-22, 05:19 PM
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Default Colour Sjt 68th

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Old 12-08-22, 05:11 AM
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Durham?
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Old 12-08-22, 08:10 AM
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I have tried to enhance your photographs which have a surprising amount of detail. He is wearing a medal, possibly for the Crimean Campaign.
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Old 12-08-22, 10:05 AM
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Yes I believe he is 68th (Durham) The crossed flags and crown above his chevrons give him the rank of colour sergeant. The 68th merged with the 106 Bombay LI in 1881 to form the Durham LI. So the photo is from at latest, that year. Colour Serjeants rank was introduced at the end of the Napoleonic wars, I think as a type of honour? So the photo is after 1813. Not sure about the medal, it's not clear enough for me. But the 68th served in the Napoleonic wars and Crimea. Happy to be corrected or have further info from those who specialise.
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The CDV was first used in 1854 so its certainly after that.

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Old 12-08-22, 12:35 PM
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I wonder if anyone can narrow it down further by his uniform maybe?
Maybe this chap slightly pre dates 1854 and the medal could be Crimea/Indian Mutiny?
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Thanks Simon,
Taking into account this chaps rank he will pre date 1854 then . I wonder if anyone can narrow it down further by his uniform maybe?
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I dont understand your logic?
How can the item predate 1854?

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Not a very clear image but isn't that the the 1868 tunic? The 68th Light Infantry Kilmarnock rather than a Glengarry might suggest c.1870.
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Simon I meant the subject, not the item.
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Not a very clear image but isn't that the the 1868 tunic? The 68th Light Infantry Kilmarnock rather than a Glengarry might suggest c.1870.
Probably the New Zealand Medal
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The medal appears to have clasps which, in my opinion, makes it to be either the Indian Mutiny Medal or the Second China War Medal. The Crimean War Medal would be accompanied by the Turkish Crimea Medal.
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The medal appears to have clasps which, in my opinion, makes it to be either the Indian Mutiny Medal or the Second China War Medal. The Crimean War Medal would be accompanied by the Turkish Crimea Medal.
The 68th LI did not take part in either of those campaigns.
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The 68th LI did not take part in either of those campaigns.
He may have served in a different regiment previously.
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He may have served in a different regiment previously.
Quite so, but the 68th LI had returned from NZ a couple of years or so before this image was taken.
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Quite so, but the 68th LI had returned from NZ a couple of years or so before this image was taken.
To my eyes his medal appears to have clasps and there were no clasps issued for the New Zealand Medal. It could just be my eyesight of course.
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