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Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

Postby devils own » August 3rd, 2016, 3:24 pm

I have family members who served in the 40th foot & Royal Marines for quite a few many years, would they have got this medal.
I know Im clutching at straws here but is their a chance they did receive it.

Private John Carberry/Carbery 40th foot 26 years. 1809-1835. died in service India.
Sgt John Carberry/Carbery 40th foot 17 years. 1832-1849. died in service Ireland.
Royal Marine Sgt/Armourer 1st Divsion. Joseph Darran. 35 years 1811-1846.

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Paul
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Re: Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

Postby Mark » August 4th, 2016, 11:44 am

Hi Paul

The Army Long Service Medal was introduced in 1830 and medal rolls for it do exist, although how complete and far back they go I am not sure. The Royal Marines, however, would have received the Naval Long Service Medal, also introduced in 1830.

Since your men also served into the early-Victorian period, you might find our sister-forum of assistance: http://www.victorianwars.com/

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