Medal, Distinguished Conduct Medal

A Distinguished Conduct Medal . The silver medal features a trophy of arms with the royal arms at the centre. "FOR /DISTINGUISHED / CONDUCT IN / THE FIELD." is marked on the reverse. " THOS BISHOP 57th REGT. " is marked on the edge. The medal is mounted on a crimson ribbon with a dark blue central stripe by a scrolled suspension bar. It is mounted as part of a medal group of four.
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A veteran of the 57th Regiment, Bishop served in the Crimean War and the Taranaki Wars and served in the Taranaki Bush Rangers and at Pukearuhe. He later lived in Urenui. A brief death notice and obituary for him was published in the Taranaki Herald on 25 April 1895 p.2 
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