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PostSubject: 844 Sergt. J. Pirie, 91st Foot   Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:48 pm

"John Pirie was born in St. Andrews, Fife. A shoemaker by occupation he attested for the Army in 1876, aged 19 years, 4 months. He served overseas in South Africa, February-October 1879, for which he was awarded the South Africa Medal with clasp for 1879. Attaining the rank of Colour-Sergeant, he re-engaged in January 1888 to complete 21 years service, but was soon after through a misdemeanour confined, reduced to Corporal and forfeited one Good Conduct Badge."
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