Single: SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL1853 impressed to JOHN HALPIN, 74TH REGT
John Halpin was born 1822 in Limerick, Tipperary, Ireland joining the 74th Regiment (number 1766) on the 22nd February 1840, at the age of 18. John saw service in the 3rd Kaffir war of 1850-53 with his unit the 74th Highland Regiment. In 1864 after 20 years of service and in receipt of a pension he migrated to Sydney NSW along with his five children on board “The Queen of the East”. His wife was not aboard but was noted as already living in the colony; John’s occupation was listed as Shoemaker and soldier.
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