V.R., fitted with replacement silver clip and straight bar suspension, engraved (Samuel Lacey. Hospital Sergeant Major - V.D.G. 1846.). Very fine. (1)
Hospital Sergeant Major Samuel Lacey was born at Birmingham and enlisted into the Dragoon Guards on the 24th April 1820. He served as Private until 24th April 1826 when he was then promoted to Corporal, promoted Sergeant 4th August 1830, promoted Hospital Sergeant 25th July 1835, promoted Hospital Sergeant Major 1st December 1848, completing service on 24th October 1853.
He was discharged as being surgically unfit. The service papers confirm the award of the medal in 1846 and he was entitled to the gratuity as well.