William Gill was born 2nd March 1832 near Rugby and attested to the 36th Regiment at Coventry on 31st October 1849, aged 17.
Volunteered for 28th Regiment 1st April 1850, per authority dated Horse Guards 5th March 1850. Subsequently transferred to 6th Lt Infy to serve with his elder brother on 1st February 1851.
Saw Service in the Crimean War for which he was awarded the Crimea Medal with four clasps. By May 1861 Gill was serving as a Sergeant, he re-engaged at Fermoy for 9 years and 289 days, and went on to serve in New Zealand.
Transferred to the Royal North Lincs Militia on 25th February 1870. In civilian life, Gill managed Turkish Baths in Hampstead. He passed away in June 1892.
Crimea Medal is regimentally impressed = ILLIAM Gill 68th L I (W only visable under a glass) (Fine)
New Zealand Medal dated 1864 to 1866 is officially impressed = 2870 Sergt Wm Gill 68th Lt Infty (VF)