1882 dated Egypt Medal. Nile clasp. James Banham. 97th Foot, 1st Royal West Kent. Boxted, Essex


1882 dated Egypt Medal on replacement ribbon with the Nile 1884-85 clasp

Named to 2206 Pte J Banham 1/RW Kent R

James was born Boxted Essex c1860

He joined the 97th of Foot 23rd November 1880 aged 20

The 1881 Census shows him at St Botolpth Infantry Training Camp at Colchester

He served in the Egypt Campaign with the 97th Foot, now Royal West Kent Regiment

In later life he became a gardener and died on 25th July 1945 at Colchester Essex


Some bruising from the Khedives Star as is common but not too bad, naming is clear


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