Maharajpoor, Gwalior Star

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Born in Wyke, Dorset.

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Gwalior Star, Battle of Maharajpoor named to –  Drummer George Williams. H.M.’s 39th Regiment Officially engraved naming.

642 Drummer George Williams attested 20th June 1827 when 14 years old. He was born in Wyke, Dorset in 1813.

His service papers reveal that he was present at the Capture of Coorg. His record also reveal he was repeatedly convicted of drunkenness and striking NCOs serving many imprisonment and flogging sentences.

He was, perhaps, the most drunken and ill-behaved soldier in the British Army in his service.