Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1592
Crimea Medal 1854-1856 (with one bar, plus three)
Medal awarded to Archibald Annett, Royal Artillery
Note: Inkermann bar attached to medal and three extra bars for Sebastopol, Inkermann, Balaklava
Medal awarded to Archibald Annett, Royal Artillery.
Inkermann: 5th November 1854
Sebastopol: 11th Sept 1854 - 9th Sept 1855
Balaklava: 25th October 1854
Archibald Annett was born in the parish of Ballymore, County Armagh, Ireland. He enlisted with the Royal Artillery in 1847, and served with the regiment until 1872. He served in South Africa, the Crimea (1854-55) and was on garrison duty in Australia before coming to New Zealand, circa 1863. Following his discharge in 1872 his family joined him in New Zealand. He died on 1st January 1875 aged 47 years.
28th March 1854 - 30th March 1856
fought in the Crimea between Russia and Turkey and her allies (England and France).
Five main bars issued for significant battles: Alma, Balaclava, Inkermann, Sebastopol and Azoff
25 Mar 1854-30 March 1856
25 March 1854 to 30 March 1856
- W. WYON RA. (medallist's initials)
- B. WYON SC (medallist's initials)
- 1 - medal diameter : 36mm
(medal diameter: 36mm
ribbon width: 27mm)
- 2 - Ribbon width : 27mm
4 May 2016
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