History of the XX Regiment, 1688-1888

History of the XX Regiment, 1688-1888

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...from the service in 1866. As SergeantMajor, his conduct and abilities merited and received the highest praise. In a farewell regimental order, Colonel Browne, commanding the battalion, held up his exemplary conduct, high character, and abilities as a soldier, as a fit subject for the emulation of the young soldiers in the battalion. The officers presented him with a cheque for 66. On the formation of the Post Office Volunteers in February, 1868, Sergeant-Major Rule was appointed Sergeant-Major, and rendered valuable assistance in raising the corps and bringing it to the high state of efficiency which it has attained. On resigning the Sergeant-Majorship of the Post Office Volunteers in 1873, he was appointed to a Lieutenancy in the corps by Colonel du Plat Taylor, and, at the general wish of the oflicers, he was on the 18th December, 1876, promoted Captain, although there were many qualified subalterns, senior to him in the regiment. The high reputation that Captain Rule gained as a marksman in the trenches before Sebastopol, he has still maintained. Sergeant-Major Rule was selected and appointed a "Yeoman of the Guard " by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, on the 12th March, 1866. ' Colour-Sergeant Farrell commanded a company or party at the battle of Inkerman, on the officers being wounded. For this and other acts of distinguished service, together with a long and meritorious career, he was recommended in July, 1856, by Colonel Evelegh, C.B., for the good conduct medal and annuity of 15, which were granted, and which he enjoyed until his death on the 11th July, 1886. class: Captains S. Dickens and A. R. Warren; and Lieutenants C. E. Parkinson and H. B. Vaughan. Sara'im'an WarMedaL--Lieutenants C. E....show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937686
  • 9781236937681