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66th Regiment - A photocopy of the service record of Alexander Francis Preston together with a letter extract from the RAMC Museum and a short version of ?Dr Watson and the Jezail Bullet, by Hampton R Bates MD, from Richmond Virginia, November 1976. Dr Preston was the Battalion Medical Officer at the battle of Maiwand in Afghanistan 1880 where he was wounded. This officer was later used as the model for Doctor Watson by Conan Doyle in the Sherlock Holmes series of books.