Ashantee 1873-74, no clasp (J. Knight. Pte. R.M. H.M.S. Active. 73-74.)

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Ashantee 1873-74, no clasp (J. Knight. Pte. R.M. H.M.S. Active. 73-74.) nearly very fine

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Joseph Knight was born on 3 August 1851 in the Parish of Spelsbury, near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, and enlisted into the Royal Marines at Westminster on 2 June 1870, a farm labourer by trade aged, 18 years 10 months, a volunteer from the Oxfordshire Militia. He was posted to 40 Company, Chatham Division, and served with the African Battalion from 2 December 1873 to 21 February 1874. A Private throughout his service he was invalided out 14 July 1881 ‘for Orchites per board survey held at Chatham 8th July 1881’. His discharge papers state that ‘He is in possession of the Ashantee War Medal and was under fire at Elmina.’ Sold with copied attestation papers and medal roll entry.

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