Private John William Holland

Private John William Holland enlisted in the 2nd battalion of the Scots Guards Regiment. He is entitled to the India General Service Medal clasp Hazara and the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. His service number was 3060.

He was born in 1841

He started serving in the 19th Foot regiment in May of 1855 until May 1859 as a Boy in the regiment. He was 14.

May 9th, 1859 he enlisted in London as a private in the 19th Foot Regiment.

Hair : hazel         Eyes : brown      Height : 5’ 9”

He served in the East Indies from May 30th, 1859 until December 24th, 1871 (12 years and 4 months). During his posting in the East Indies he was hospitalized 14 times compare to only 4 times for the rest of his military career. Soldiers posted in station like the East Indies were much more subject to get ill because of living conditions much more difficult than in United Kingdom and also local disease.

Private John William Holland Medical records from his service file

June 10th, 1872: Deprived of two days’ pay for being absent without a leave

June 1st, 1873: he transferred to the Scots Fusiliers Guards Regiment.

September 1879: Discharged from the army. He served for 19 years and 148 days. On his Discharge paper his trade is musician so he was probably a bandsman with the regiment.

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography.

Private John William Holland Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

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