Pte J Best

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Shropshire Regimental Museum

Shrewsbury Castle

Castle Gates

Shrewsbury

SY1 2AT

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Other
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Other Fabric
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • Afghanistan (1800-1899)
About the memorial: although given to his family originally, this is now in one of the cabinets in the museum - medal awarded to Pte Best
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on the museum card - Afghan War Medal 1878-80 Awarded to Pte J Best, 85th Infantry/Pte Best died of disease at Thal-in-Kurram on 27th Jan/1880, one of only 29 casualties to the regiment during/the campaign. Reverse shows a mixed British-Indian column on/the march through mountainous country

Pte J Best

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