Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal to 3673 Sergeant W. Earle, Derbyshire Regiment.
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, small letter reverse, engraved naming; to 3673 Sergeant W. Earle, Derbyshire Regiment. William Earl, surname also spelt Earle, was born in Croydon, Surrey, and having worked as a bricklayer’s labourer, then attested for service with the British Army when aged 18 at Loughborough on 30th November 1880, joining as a Private (No.3242) the 27th Brigade. Having been then posted to the 45th Derbyshire Regiment of Foot on 7th March 1881, on the reformation of the army on 1st July 1881 he then continued with the newly retitled 1st Battalion, Derbyshire Regiment. Appointed to Lance Corporal on 6th December 1883, and promoted to Corporal on 9th December 1884. Earl was posted to the Depot on 23rd April 1885, and was then appointed to Lance Sergeant on 26th March 1887, and promoted to Sergeant on 9th July 1887, before being posted to the 1st Battalion again on 9th September 1887 and was eventually discharged on 23rd April 1903, having spent his entire 22 years and 238 days on home service. Confirmed as his full entitlement.