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Crimea Medal - Alma; Inkermann and Sebastopol. Officially impressed Corpl R. Scott. 49th Regt.
Medal and clasps confirmed on the roll and in service papers
Condition - NEF
Richard Scott was born in Dartford in 1823; he attested at 'Queen Square' Middlesex on 13th November 1981, aged 18 years. He gave his civilian occupation as 'Painter.'
Scott joined the 49th Foot Hertfordshire Regiment with service number 1967.
Scott served in China for two and a half years; the East Indies for six and a half years; Jamaican Islands for one and a half years; Malta for one year; Turkey for five and a half years and in Crimea one and a half years.
The 49th Foot arrived in the Crimea in 1854; Scott was present at the battle of Alma and Inkermann and the Siege of Sebastopol.
On his discharge papers, it was noted that his character and conduct had 'not' been very good. Scott, was tried by court-martial and was imprisoned for a period due to being absent from his guard. He served a total of fifteen years and fifty-five days; however, due to his disciplinary record, his service counted for eight years.
After discharge, he settled in his native Dartford and passed away in 1888.