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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 546

Royal Humane Society, large bronze medal (successful) (John Harrison. 19 May 1862. 83d. Regt.), good very fine

Royal Humane Society, Case No. 16907.

John Harrison was born in 1840 at Preston, Lancashire and served as a Private (No. 989) with the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment. Having likely been stationed with the regiment at Belgaum, Southern India, he was awarded the R.H.S large bronze medal for lifesaving in the River Medway at Chatham in 1862. He is noted as having deserted from Shorncliffe Barracks on 5 September 1863.

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