Gwalior Star Battle of Maharajpoor 39th Foot
Gwalior Campaign Star Battle of Maharajpore 39th Foot. 39th Dorsetshire Regiment of Foot named to:
Private James Tyghe H.M. 39th Regt.
James Tyghe was from Tipperary, Eire. He served in excess of 23 years and his copy papers are with this medal. His discharge is record as a result of “being worn out”. His papers show that he joined to 48th Foot in September 1825, he then served in the 39th Foot from 1834 and lastly served in the 10th Foot from 1846 to 1849.
48th Foot – Northamptonshire Regiment – Private – 592 – 23rd Sept 1825 to 31st July 1834
39th Foot – Dorsetshire Regiment – Private – 808 – 1 August 1834 to 28th Feb 1846
10th Foot – Royal Lincolnshire Regiment – Private – 2222 – 1st March 1846 to 30th Sept 1849
His papers record that he was “present at the Capture of the Courg Territories April 1834. Present at the Battle of Maharajpoor 29th ec 1843, served in the Campaign of 1848 including the whole of the Siege Operations against Mooltan – Repulse of the enemy’s night attack at Muttee Thal 17th August 1848. Affair of the 9th September 1848 before Mooltan – Storming of the enemy’s strongly entrenched battalion 12th September 1848. Carrying the Heights before Mooltan 27th Dec 1848 – Surrender of the Fortress 22nd Jan 1849, Battle of Goojerat 21st Feb 1849.”
Also on the Medal Roll of the 10th Foot for the Punjab Medal with Mooltan and Goojerat Clasp.
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