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 1877-8-9 Medal Found

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PostSubject: 1877-8-9 Medal Found   Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:03 am

Hi all, I am new to this forum. I found this place doing some reading online.  I recently found a medal going through some boxes, and I am wondering if any of you folks might have some information about Private J Boyde of 88th Foot (Connaught Rangers).

I found a mention of him, or this medal rather, in this book on page 56: A History of the Mess Plate of the 88th: The Connaught Rangers Hardcover – August 31, 2015
by Henry Francis Newdigate Jourdain.  If you do a google search for "pte j boyde 88th foot" the first link will take you to the page.

My wife's father was English, and he collected things like this.  I'm not sure if I want to sell it, just mainly looking for info/advice.

Thanks,

BR

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PostSubject: Re: 1877-8-9 Medal Found   Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:00 pm

Information on another Boyde

"William Boyde was born in Calry, County Sligo and enlisted in the 88th Foot, 03.021876, stating his age as 18 years, 3 months. His trade Labourer. He served in the Cape 16.06.1877 to 13.12.1878 in the Kaffer (Zulu) War. He also served in Mauritius and the East Indies. He was discharged 17.10.1882, suffering from pleurisy. "

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