It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling. The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.
a selection of medals - these are separate from rank - though show exceptional valour or other qualities of a soldier and if you have any are socially higher in the army than those without - even when you have medals some medals are harder to obtain than others and so these soldiers are again looked upon higher than 'lower medals'
Colour Sergeant William McGregor, 1st Battalion Scots Fusilier Guards, July 1856. He was wounded during the Battle at the River Alma on 20th September 1854 and wears both the British Crimea and the Order of the Medjidie Turkish medals.