|Indian Mutiny medal with clasp for Delhi to Corpl James Morrison 75th Regt
and L.S.G.C. to 1822 Serjt James Morrison 75th Foot.
James Morrison was born in Bristol, Gloucester c1825
and enlisted on 19th Aug 1843. He served 25 years and
later enlisted in the 3rd (militia) battalion of the
Suffolk Regt to serve an additional 18 years.
He was discharged in 1887 on account of old age after
serving her majesty for more than 43 years. His LSGC
was recommended on Aug 16th, 1866 and issued on Oct
Morrison gave his birthplace as Bristol, gave his trade
as a musician and when he left the Gordons he was
married with two children.
This was my first successful reunification. The LSGC was
purchased 22 months before I acquired the Mutiny medal.
Signs of wear on the naming of both medals suggests they
had been together for a long time before being separated.
However, the mutiny medal appeared for sale in John
Hayward's Gazette of July 1968. It was listed as a single
and offered at the princely sum of £6.50.This suggests
the pair had been apart for 40 years or more.