INDIAN MUTINY 1857-9, 2 CLASPS, DEFENCE OF LUCKNOW, LUCKNOW ‘WM FENTON, 84TH REGT.’
1759 Private William Fenton, was born near Halifax in 1822. Having enlisted into the 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot on 24 October 1840, he was final discharged in 1862. His conduct was noted as indifferent and though he had never been tried by Court Martial, he had appeared 32 times in the regimental defaulter’s book. Fenton served for17 years in the East Indies and during the Indian Mutiny he served with the 84th as part of Havelock’s first Relief Force at Lucknow (confirmed on roll).
The 84th Foot performed sterling service during the mutiny, the regiments companies often being split from the main body. Upon leaving Calcutta in 1859, the 84th was saluted from the battery of Fort William, one of only two regiments to be so honoured.
Condition GVF. Sold with copy service papers and medal roll.