I am a newbie to this forum but I wonder if someone who has access to the Crimean war medal roll could check for me?
I am looking for the whereabouts of Mathew H Anderson (Royal Engineers regiment number 4159) prior to 1857. Royal Engineer paylists note that he was transferred from the 4th company to the 11th company Royal Engineers in India in October / November 1857. At that time he was a 2nd Corporal, but presumably was a private / sapper before that.
I think the 4th Company were in the Crimea before 1857 and I would be interested in learning whether Mathew appears on the medal rolls. His service record is not available at Kew as Mathew (then Sergeant) died in Gibraltar in 1878. He is my great great grandfather.