PUNJAB 1848-49, 2 CLASPS, CHILIANWALA, GOOJERAT, NAME ERASED; INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1854-94, 1 CLASP, NORTH WEST FRONTIER ‘CAPTN. J. B. THELWALL 21ST PUNJAB INFTRY.’, INDIAN MUTINY 1857-59, NO CLASP ‘BREVET MAJOR J. B. THELWALL. C.B. COMDG. 21ST N.I. LATE 9TH PUNJAB INFY.’ NAMING ENGRAVED IN UPRIGHT CAPITALS, ABYSSINIA 1867-68 ‘MAJOR J. B. THELWALL C.B. 21ST BENGAL PUNJAB N.I.’, AFGHANISTAN 1878-80, 1 CLASP, PEIWAR KOTAL ‘COL. J. B. THELWALL. C.B. 21ST BL. N.I.’
C.B. London Gazette 14 May 1859.
Brevet Major and C.B. For Gallantry and leadership at the storming of the fortress of Rampur Khasia, Partabgarh, 1858.
John Bulkeley Thelwall was born at Efenechtyd, Denbigh, Wales, on 16 April 1826, son of the Rev. E. Thelwall, Vicar of Llanbedr, Denbighshire. He was first commissioned as Ensign in the 24th Foot on 4 August 1843, and promoted to Lieutenant on 3 April 1846. He served with the 24th Foot grenadier company under captain Travers during the Punjab campaign of 1848-49……………..
Condition; Some contact wear, generally VF. Note: Thelwall’s original Punjab medal is held by the South Wales Borderers Museum at Brecon.