Crimea Medal, clasp Sebastopol, impressed naming (M. HALPIN 18th REGT). Michael Halpin was most likely born in Liverpool during late 1837. There is no record of service for him available at the National Archives. However he was admitted to the Roy...

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Crimea Medal, clasp Sebastopol, impressed naming (M. HALPIN 18th REGT). Michael Halpin was most likely born in Liverpool during late 1837. There is no record of service for him available at the National Archives. However he was admitted to the Royal Hospital at Chelsea on 22nd December 1868, showing his Regiment as the Military Train Service and confirming that he was born in 1837. Michael Halpin’s name appears on the New Zealand Medal Roll, he would be entitled to a medal with the reverse of either 1864-66 or 1866. A notation alongside his name on the roll indicates ‘For Services in the Field 24th April 1866-29th May 1867’ and also ‘invalided and discharged ‘22/12/1868’ the date on which he was admitted to Chelsea Hospital as a Pensioner. It is almost certain this is the same man. Research indicates was also possibly married in the 2nd Quarter of 1859 in Liverpool and died there in the 1st Quarter of 1872 aged just 34. Generally very fine