Egypt Medal (Tel-el-Kebir) with Khedive’s Star Pair C & T. C. Egypt Medal
named to 2535 PTE. J. ABBS. 11TH Coy C & T. C. (Commissariat and Transport Company). No. 11 Company came from Woolwich, commanded by Captain and Deputy Assistant Commissary-General S.J. Lea. The company numbered 214 men and provided horse transport during the campaign in Egypt. 154 men of this company fought at Tel-el-Kebir. 11 men died from disease during their stay in Egypt.
John Abbs was born 1843 and was from East Aylmerton, Cromer, Norfolk, England.
He enlisted 1866 at East Dereham, Norfolk. His records are on-line and show that at least on one occasion he was imprisoned for being drunk on duty. He served for over 18 years.
It is believed that he previously served with the Leinster Regiment and re-enlisted 1866.
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