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PostSubject: Shergold, John. Private. 2-24/914, B Company   Mon May 06, 2013 9:30 pm

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PostSubject: Shergold , John . Private 914 2 / 24th    Tue May 07, 2013 12:26 am

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PostSubject: Re: Shergold, John. Private. 2-24/914, B Company   Tue May 07, 2013 7:00 am

SHERGOLD,John.2-24/914Private.
Born at St. George's, London, Middlesex; trade -labourer. Description: age 18 years 3 months, height 5' 5 3/4", fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair. Attested at Coventry, Warwickshire 1/3/1859. Posted to 2nd Bn 24th Foot.
Private 1/3/1859. In confinement 29/4/1859 - 1/5/1859. Tried 2/5/1859; sentence remitted. Granted Good Conduct Pay at 1 penny per diem 11/4/1862. Forfeited Good Conduct Pay 14/12/1863. Good Conduct Pay at 1penny per diem restored 14/12/1864. Granted Good Conduct Pay at 2 pence per diem 4/3/1867. Re-engaged at Rangoon to complete service amounting to 21 years 26/1868. Forfeited 1 penny per diem Good Conduct Pay 12/2/1871. Good Conduct Payat 2 pence per diem restored 12/2/1872. Granted Good Conduct Pay at 3 pence per diem 12/2/1874. Granted Good Conduct Pay at 4 pence per diem 4/3/1877. Forfeited 1 penny per diem Good Conduct Pay 9/10/1878. Good Conduct Pay at 4 pence per diem restored 9/10/1879. Claimed compensation for field kit lost at Isandhlwana. Admitted to hospital in Natal 9/11/1879; Treated for Debility and Chronic Rheumatism. Examined by a Medical Board at Pinetown, Natal 15/11/1879 'For transfer to Netley Hospital'. Admitted to Netley Hospital, Confirmed as weakly and worn out. Rheumatism better but he is not likely to be fit for further service. Will be able to contribute slightly to his own support. Discharged as unfit for further service 6/4/1880. Character good, clean, temperate. Intended place of residence: 43 East Road, London.
Served in Mediterranean, India and South Africa. Served in the Kaffir War 1878. Served in the Zulu War 1879 (WO97), a Private in B Company at the defence of Rorke's Drift.
Reference: Bourne rolls; on Medal Roll he is incorrectly named J. Shergo. South Africa Medal with clasp 1877-8-9.
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PostSubject: Re: Shergold, John. Private. 2-24/914, B Company   Tue May 07, 2013 11:25 pm

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Cpl. William Bessell 24 Regt. - Born Middlesex
Pte. Thomas Chester 24 Regt. - Born Warwickshire
Pte. Thomas Daw 24 Regt. – Born Somerset
Pte. Patrick Galgey 24 Regt. – Born Ireland
Pte. John S. Jobbins 24 Regt. – Born Monmouthshire
Pte. John Thomas (Peter Sawyer) 24 Regt. – Born Lancashire
Pte. John Shergold 24 Regt. – Born Middlesex
Pte. John Waters 24 Regt. – Born Middlesex
Pte. William Wilcox 24 Regt. – Born Devonshire

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