Corporal John Easton served in the 2 nd battalion Scots Guards during the 1885 Egypt Campaign. He is entitled to theEgypt Medal clasp Suakin 1885
Born October of 1849 in Glasgow, Scotland
Religion : Presbyterian Trade : blacksmith Height : 5′ 11″
Eyes : grey Hair: dark brown Weight : 138 lbs
November 20th, 1869: He enlisted in the Scots Fusiliers Guards in Glasgow, Scotland.
Between March 17th, 1871 and August 11th 1874 he was imprisoned 11 times for the same motive; absence without a leave
September 30th, 1873: Hospitalized in Dublin for syphilis and again on September 1st, 1876 for the same disease but this time in London.
September 28th, 1879: Married to Alice Mattews
October 9th: Re-engaged to complete his 21 years
July 28th, 1882: Appointed Lance-Corporal and back to the rank of Private on January 24th, 1883.
July 6th: Hospitalized in Windsor for ulcer
July 27th, 1884: Appointed Lance-Corporal a second time and he was appointed Corporal on July 25th.
February 21st, 1885: Paraded at Wellington Barracks before embarking for Egypt
March 9th: Posted to an outpost position near Suakin (nightly harassment)
May 8th: Received their Khaki clothing (first time in the regiment)
May 16th: Battalion embarked for Alexandria
July 8th: Left Egypt for Cyprus where they arrived on July 11th and were back home on September 11th
November 20th, 1888: Promoted to Lance-Sergeant
May 1st, 1889: Promoted Sergeant
October 12th, 1891: Permitted to continue in service beyond 21 years
June 22nd, 1892: Discharged. He served for 22 years and 215 days
September 22nd, 1927: He was still claiming a pension and it was revised for the last time on that day.
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