"SOMERSET INDIAN MUTINY VETERANS FUNERAL An Indian Mutiny veteran and pensioner of the Somerset Light Infantry, Mr. George Pratt, haa died at Bishop's Hull, near Taunton, at the age of 84, and has been buried with full military honours, band and firing party from the depot, Somerset Light Infantry, attending under Lieut. Harper. Born at Walcot, Bath, the son of the village blacksmith, Mr. Pratt enlisted in the old 13th Regiment of Foot at Bath in 1857. He was sent to India the following year, and saw much fighting in the Mutiny. Following a return to England in 1854, he had another period of foreign service, including three years in South Africa, where he fought in the Zulu War. After completing his 21 years he rejoined the Somerset L.l. as bandsman, and his final discharge came in 1896, with a record of 38 years' service."
Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 23 September 1922
Duttons p228 16 Pratt G 1878-79 clasp