"Enlisted in India under special authority at the age of 15 on 21 April 1860. 1/13th regiment Boy, 1860-1862; Lad, 1862-1863; Private, 1863-1869; Private, Bandsman 1869-1874; Corporal, Bandsman 1874-1876; Sergeant, Bandsman 1876-1881. Continued service with 1st Bn Sommerset Light Infantry on 1 July 1881. Sergeant, Bandsman 1881-1891. Foreign service - 1/13th regiment, East Indies, including India 1860-1864. Mediterranean, including Gibraltar 1867-1872. Malta 1872-1874. South Africa, including Natal, Transvaal and Zululand 1874-1879. Campaigns - 1/13th regiment, South Africa 1877-1879, including the Sekhukhune Campaign of 1878 and the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879. Awarded the South Africa General Service Medal (Zulu Medal) 1877-1879 with the 1878-9 clasp. Also awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 1 July 1881. Both medals are on display in the Somerset County Museum, Taunton. Stationed at Raglan Barracks, Devonport 1881; Richmond Barracks, Dublin, Ireland 1882. Northern Ireland (Ballyshannon)"