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Medals of the Month - March 2020


Medals awarded to Henry Green.
L-R: The Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-59; the Egypt Medal 1882-89; the Khedive's Star 1882-91; the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal; the Colonial Meritorious Service Medal.

1830: Henry Green was the son of John and Eleanor Green and was born on 24th January at Seaford, East Sussex, England.
1847: Enlisted as a gunner in the British Royal Artillery on 1st December.
1854: Promoted to bombardier on 21st January.
1855: Promoted to corporal on 9th May.
1856: Promoted to sergeant on 26th January and spent five months abroad in the "Expedition to the East" (Crimea) after the March 1856 peace treaty with Russia.
1857-1860: Served in India which included the period of the mutiny of Indian soldiers in 1857-58.
1868: Discharged from the British Army on 15th December. Migrated later with his wife and family to New South Wales.
1871: Enlisted in a newly raised New South Wales Artillery battery, service in which was full-time, and was appointed as Battery Sergeant Major with the rank of staff sergeant.
1876: Appointed as Brigade Sergeant Major with the raising of an additional artillery battery for the New South Wales Artillery. Promoted to warrant officer at the same time.
1885-86: Embarked at Sydney on 3rd March 1885 to join the British expeditionary force in the Sudan to fight against rebel Sudanese forces. Arrived back at Sydney on 19th June 1886.
1896: Retired from the New South Wales Artillery in November with the honorary rank of second lieutenant.


Henry Green following retirement from the New South Wales Artillery

1918: Henry Green passed away at his residence in the Sydney suburb of Waverley on 30 May aged 89 years.

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