Medal, Turkish Crimea

A Sardinia issue Turkish Crimea War medal mounted on a simple suspension ring. The obverse features a cannon, weapons and the four allied flags " LA CRIMEA / 1855 " is marked near the bottom of the medal. The reverse features the Toughra (seal or signature) of Sultan Abd al-Mejid. " 3188 PTE. T. BISHOP. 57TH REGT. " is marked on the edge of the medal. The ribbon is crimson with green edging. 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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