Indian Mutiny Medal to Lieutenant G.J.D. Heath, 18th Native Infantry, Assistant Commissary General, retired as a Colonel

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Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Central India (LIEUt G.J.D. HEATH. 18TH N.I. S.A.C.G.)

Colonel George John Davies Heath, Madras Native Infantry and Madras Staff Corps. Sub Assistant Commissary General. Born in Antrim, Ireland. 8th April 1832 and baptised on 14th February 1834 in St. Peter Port Guernsey. The son of the Reverend George Heath and his wife Henrietta he was educated at St. Pauls School and was recommended for a Cadetship to the Madras Army of the Honourable East India Company for the 1850 year. A Lieutenant with the Madras Native Infantry during the Indian Mutiny, subsequently advanced to Captain and then to Major in the Madras Staff Corps in 1870. Promoted to Colonel, he retired to Southsea, Hampshire and died there aged only 48 on 3rd September 1880. With some basic research, such as copy signing up papers and London Gazette entry for appointment as Major.