Indian Mutiny First Relief Force Defence of Lucknow and long service pair awarded to Private later Sergeant Alfred Berry, 90th Regiment of Foot - the Perthshire Light Infantry, who was one of the 440 men of his regiment, who having formed part of Sir Henry Havelock’s first relief force, then formed part of the defence of Lucknow through to 22nd November 1857.
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859, 2 Clasps: Lucknow, Defence of Lucknow; (A. BERRY. 90TH. LT. INFY.); Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria issue, small letter reverse, impressed naming; (3754 SERGT. A. BERRY 90TH FOOT)
Alfred Berry saw service as a Private (No.3754) with the 90th Regiment of Foot - the Perthshire Light Infantry, and was present with his regiment when it embarked for India in February 1857, arriving around the time of the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny. Berry was present with his regiment during the Indian Mutiny when it took part in the first relief attempt of the besieged Lucknow, and then formed part of the men of his regiment, 440 in total, who having been with Sir Henry Havelock’s first relief force, then formed part of the defence of Lucknow through to 22nd November 1857 when it was finally relieved. He then remained on operations at Lucknow through to March 1858. Berry was subsequently promoted to Sergeant and awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. both slightly polished, specifically to highlights, suspension slack on second, overall about Very Fine