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4th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A much enlarged copy of a picture postcard showing "Bruce", the Regimental Mascot of the Battalion, lying on a decorated, but unidentified, cloth with the words "Touch it if you dare" printed below him. It is not known when, in the time the 4th Battalion existed, from 1908 to 1967, Bruce was their mascot and hence what the date of the postcard is

Person(s): Bruce;


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SBYRW : 28554

3rd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the officers at the Devizes Barracks, 1885. Left to right in the rear row are Stoert, Bennett, Lord Royston, Poore, Lord Dangan, Matcham, McNeill. In the middle row are Lord H. Bruce, Hussyfreke, B. Napier, Winterscale, Still, Lord Methuen, Todd, Barclay and, in the front row are Rickards-Phillips, Barnard, Hon M. Sandys, M. Wood, Badcock. The dog is named ?Pindi?

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1st Bn, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment - A coloured photograph of the officer commanding ?A? Company, Major Harris (on the left), taking over the role of Officer Commanfding West Banks pistol from the Officer Commanding ?C? Company, 1st Battalion, Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, Major Bruce.

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SBYRW : 32276

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the wreck of the ship H.M.S. Sultan which ran aground off Comino, Malta, 1889. Here, officers of the Battalion together with officers of the 42nd (Black Watch) hold a picnic on board the stricken vessel before it was salvaged. . This photo shows, in the rear row from left to right, Lieutenant C. Bruce (42nd), Lieutenant T. Souter (42nd), Major Brickenden (42nd), Lieutenant G.H. Arbuthnot (49th), Captain H.S. Hassard (49th), standing in the centre, Lieutenant H.G. Fitton (49th), Lieutenant Cuthbertson (42nd), Captain Muubray (42nd), Lieutenant R.B. Swinton (49th), Major E.T. Dickson (49th), Colonel Wauchope (42nd), Lieutenant D.B. Maurice (49th), Lieutenant H.E. Taylor (49th), Major W.A. Collings (49th) Lieutenant McLean (42nd), Captain Knaggs (AMS), Lieutenant Baird (42nd), Captain Elliot (42nd), an unidentified right arm (49th) and, in the.front row, Lieutenant J. H. W. Southey (49th), Lieutenant Campbell (42nd), Lieutenant A.S. Cave (49th), Lieutenant H. Fitzherbert (49th) and Lieutenant Rose (42nd). [Although the Regiments lost their numbers seven years earlier, they were still using their old regimental numbers]

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66th Regiment - A black and white photograph of the surviving officers after the Afghanistan Campaign in Khandalla, India prior to the Regiments return to England, about Christmas time. (Back row L to R) Lieutenant Manus L. O?Donel (served from 1878 to 1882), Lieutenant Reginald E. T. Bray (served from 1881 to 1915), Lieutenant Granville de la M.Faunce (served from 1877 to 1903), Lieutenant Chaz Bury Adams (served from 1876 to 1881), Lieutenant George Lawrance Mellis (served from 1880 to 1882). (Middle row L to R) Lieutenant Jas W. H, Fitzgerald (served from 1877 to 1883), Surgeon Major Beattie, Lieutenant Colonel Somerville G.C. Hogge (served from 1872 to 1883), Major John Tobin Ready (Served from 1855 to 1887), Captain W J de la Poer Beresford-Pierce (served from 1872 to 1893), Lieutenant F. McCrae Bruce (served from 1876 to 1890), (Front row L to R) Lieutenant William A E Lonergan (served from 1880 to 1881), Lieutenant Hyacinth Lynch (served from 1880 to 1896), Lieutenant Chaz Mckenzie Edwards (served from 1879 to 1901), Lieutenant Frank W. M. T. Bunny (served from 1881 to 1904). Lieutenant Bray went on to form the 7th (Service) Battalion at the start of the 1st World War. Lieutenant Lynch went on to fight in the Sudan campaign with the 1st Battalion (the old 49th) in 1885, the only officer from the regiment to take part in both campaigns. [Taken at the same time and same place as 45415 - Sitters changed position]

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SBYRW : 45415

66th Regiment - A black and white photograph of the surviving officers after the Afghanistan Campaign in Khandalla, India prior to the Regiments return to England, about Christmas time. (Back row L to R) Lieutenant Manus L. O?Donel (served from 1878 to 1882), Lieutenant Reginald E. T. Bray (served from 1881 to 1915), Lieutenant Granville de la M.Faunce (served from 1877 to 1903), Lieutenant Chaz Bury Adams (served from 1876 to 1881), Lieutenant George Lawrance Mellis (served from 1880 to 1882). (Middle row L to R) Lieutenant Jas W. H, Fitzgerald (served from 1877 to 1883), Surgeon Major Beattie, Lieutenant Colonel Somerville G.C. Hogge (served from 1872 to 1883), Major John Tobin Ready (Served from 1855 to 1887), Captain W J de la Poer Beresford-Pierce (served from 1872 to 1893), Lieutenant F. McCrae Bruce (served from 1876 to 1890), (Front row L to R) Lieutenant William A E Lonergan (served from 1880 to 1881), Lieutenant Hyacinth Lynch (served from 1880 to 1896), Lieutenant Chaz Mckenzie Edwards (served from 1879 to 1901), Lieutenant Frank W. M. T. Bunny (served from 1881 to 1904). Lieutenant Bray went on to form the 7th (Service) Battalion at the start of the 1st World War. Lieutenant Lynch went on to fight in the Sudan campaign with the 1st Battalion (the old 49th) in 1885, the only officer from the regiment to take part in both campaigns. [Taken at the same time and same place as 45414 - Sitters changed position]

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