A Royal Irish Regiment Afghanistan Egypt Group of 3 awarded to Private James Jorie, 1/18th Regiment (The Royal Irish) and Royal Irish Regiment comprising Afghanistan Medal, no clasp, (2203 Pte. J. Jorie, 1/18th. Regt.), number rubbed but legible, Egypt Medal, undated reverse, one clasp, The Nile 1884-85, (1256 Pte J. Jorie 1/ R (rubbed) Rgt.), Khedives Star, 1884-86 Impressed to reverse (1256 RI), bottom left point of star blunted. Medals are worn, with usual pitting from star, naming rubbed on Egypt Medal, otherwise fine. A well-loved and polished group of medals to the Royal Irish.
James Jorie was born in St Margaret’s, Westminster, London circa 1852, stating that he was 19 years old and a Labourer when he enlisted on the 27th of March 1871 for the 2nd Battalion 18th Regiment (The Royal Irish being given Service No. 2649, attesting at Westminster Police Court on the 29th of March. He served Home 29th of March 1871 to the 14th of October 1872, on the 1st of June 1872 he transferred to the 1st Battalion 18th Regiment being given Service no 2203 the served Malta 15th October 1872 to the 19th of October 1874, 3rd Class Certificate of Education 2nd of December 1872, India 20th October 1874 to the 30th of April 1880, Afghanistan 1st of May 1880 to the 18th March 1881, India 19th March 1881 to the 15th September 1884, Egypt 16th September 1884 to the 8th September 1885, Home 9th September 1885 to discharge on the 14th June 1889 after serving 18 years 78 days with the colours. His Service papers confirm all three service numbers, 2649, 2203 and 1256.
James re-engaged to complete 21 years’ service on the 14th of December 1882 however he was in the defaulter’s book 3 times between 1883 and 1888 forfeiting his Good Conduct Pay on each occasion.
His Service papers confirm the award of a no clasp Afghanistan Medal, an Egypt Medal with The Nile 1884-85 clasp and the “Afghan Bronze Star”, medal rolls also confirm.
Sold with copy medal rolls and copy service papers.