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    Canada General Service Medal clasp Fenian Raid 1866 & VR LSGC Pair to 394 Gnr J Biddle 10th Brigade RA

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    Canada General Service Medal clasp Fenian Raid 1866
    394 Gnr J Biddle 10th Brigade RA
    Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria
    394 Gunner J Biddle 10th Bde RA

    With details here extracted from his on-line service record TNA WO97/1768 filed under his Coastal Brigade RA number 6288 and other on-line records.
    The Canada General Service Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal both officially impressed naming.

    John Biddle was born in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire in 1838 a Laborer, he attested for the Royal Artillery age 19 years on 1st December 1858 joining the 3rd Battalion Royal Artillery as Gunner. Transferring to the 10th Brigade 14th December 1858 and finally to the Coastal Brigade Royal Artillery 1st July 1877 serving in the forts around Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight until his discharge 18th May 1880 having completed 21 years and 170 days service. John served overseas in St John’s, New Brunswick 19th December 1861 to 3rd February 1862, Canada 4th February 1862 to 30th July 1867 and Malta 31st July 1867 to 7th November 1873. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with a £5 Gratuity in 1877 TNA WO102/13/1 refers, he was awarded the Canada General Service Medal clasp Fenian Raid for service with No 4 Battery, 10th Brigade Royal Artillery TNA WO100/110 Part 2 pages 19 and 194 refers, the Medal being sent to his home address 6 Horn Street, Sandgate, Kent. John served his entire service as a Gunner and was awarded his Fifth Good Conduct Badge 1st December 1879, a Very Good soldier he was never tried by Court Martial and was never entered in the Regimental Defaulter’s Book, he did not hold an Army Education Certificate. Awarded a pension on discharge of 18 shillings and 5 pence per week. John was admitted to the Royal Hospital Chelsea as an in-pensioner 27th October 1904, he stated his age as 64 years 11 months and previous address as 6 Horn Street, Shorncliffe Camp TNA WO23/178 refers. He was still alive in 1925 when his pension was increased for the last time.


    I can't find anything on what the 10th Bde RA did in Canada and any insight and information would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance. J

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