Aithorpe Surname Ancestry Results
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|Outstanding soldiers of the Leicestershire Regiment
Each year the best soldiers of the regiment were chosen for long service and good conduct medals. This register gives rank, name, regimental number, and date of recommendation. (The sample scan is from the East Surrey regiment). The register is essentially a register of recommendations, annotated with details of the issue of the medals. Where no gratuity accompanied the medal, the entry is marked 'W. G.' (without gratuity); where, for one reason or another, the medal was not issued, the entry is marked 'N. S.' (not sanctioned) and struck through. The regiment was based on the 17th Regimental District - Leicester. The 1st battalion returned from Bengal in 1882, and in 1885 was at Aldershot. It embarked for Bermuda 16 September 1888, was sent on to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in 1893 to the West Indies. In 1895 the battalion was moved to South Africa, taking part in the Boer war of 1899 to 1902, fighting at Talana, Lombard's Kop, the defence of Ladysmith, Amesfoort, Ermelo, Geluk Farm, Bergendal and Badfontein; mentioned in despatches at Lyndenburg, operations in the Eastern Transvaal, Swaziland border, South Eastern Transvaal, and Slangapies ("South Africa, 1900-1902", "Defence of Ladysmith"). The 2nd battalion embarked for India 5 October 1876, and in 1885 was at Jubbulpore; it returned from India via Burmah (1888-1889) and Aden 1 December 1890, and in 1895 was at Aldershot. The battalion was moved to Ireland in 1896, and from there to Egypt in 1900.
AITHORPE. Cost: £8.00.
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