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49th Regiment - A sepia photo of a group of Officers, probably in Sheffield, England in 1878. L to R] [1] Captain Edward Thompson Dickson, [2 -Sat -?-], [3 - Standing] Lieutenant  F.B.R.Hemphil[ Died in Malta 1891], [4  -Standing -?-], [5 - Sat 3rd Left] Quartermaster Samuel Deacon, [6 - sat 4th left] Major William Young, [7 -?-], [8 - Stood 3rd Left] Lieutenant  Harry Winton Holden, [9 - stood 4th left] 2nd Lieutenant Elmhirst Rhodes [Brother of Cecil Rhodes], [10 - sat front centre] Lieutenant  Arthur N.  Burns, [11 - sat 5th left] Captain Alfred George Huyshe [Commanded 1 Berks Regt at Battle of Tofrek], [12 - Stood 5th Left] Captain Edward B. Thornton, [13 - sat 6th left] Lieutenant Thomas Fraser King, [14 - Stood 6th left] Lieutenant  E.J. Brooke, [15 - Sat from, far right] Captain Henry Tichborne Smith, [16 - sat far right ] Captain William Stevenson. The Regimental digest of service reads… On 5 Nov 1878, England, Sheffield. Regiment marched here from Aldershot, with a detachment deployed to Tynemouth. Four months later, on 25 March 1879, the Regiment moved to Dover from Sheffield and was joined by the detachment from Tynemouth.

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49th Regiment - A sepia photograph of nine officers in civilian clothes at Dover in 1880 just before the merger with the 66th Regiment. The photo shows, in the rear row from left to right,) Lieutenant E. Rhodes, Lieutenant F.B.R. Hemphill, Lieutenant C. Evans-Gordon, in the centre row, Lieutenant W.A. Collings, Captain R.S. Green, Captain A.N. Burns.and in the front row, Lieutenant E.J. Brooke, Lieutenant J.T.F.Otway, Lieutenant H.W. Holden.

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1st Bn, Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the officers of the Battalion who rode with the Calpe Hunt in Gibraltar in 1883 showing, from left to right,Lieutenant C. Turner, Lieutenant G.S. Swinton, Lieutenant W.K. McClintock, Lieutenant C. Evans-Gordon, Colonel A.G. Huyshe, Lieutenant F.B.R. Hemphill, Lieutenant A.J.W. Dowell, Major C.B. Bogue, Captain H.W. Holden. [Lieutenant Swinton later took part in the Battle of Tofrek in which he was the only officer from the Regiment to lose his life.]

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The officers with the colours in Gibraltar, 1881

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49th Regiment - A sepia photograph of the officers with the Colours in Gibraltar in 1881. The Regiment arrived in Gibraltar on the 13th March 1881 and the following July changed its title to the 1st (Princess of Charlotte of Wales?s) Berkshire Regiment. We believe this photograph was taken to commemorate the changeover in title. It shows, in the rear row from left to right an unidentified officer (Paymaster or doctor), Major Fox, Lieutenant Hemphill, Lieutenant Alcock, an unidentified Private, Lieutenant Gordon, an unidentified Private, Lieutenant Burney, sitting, Lieutenant McCracken, Captain Rathbone, Major Huyshe, Colonel Corban, Major Gillespie, Captain Green, an unidentified officer and Captain Kingand; sitting in the front are Lieutenant Whittall, Lieutenant McClintock, Lieutenant Delamain .

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the Officers at Ricasoli Barracks in Malta.in 1888 showing, standing left to right, Lieutenant J.R. Wigan, Lieutenant R.B. Swinton, Captain F.B.R. Hemphill, Lieutenant E. Feetham, Lieutenant A.S.Cave, Lieutenant A.J.W. Dowell, Lieutenant R.C. McDonnell, Captain C.M. Edwards, Lieutenant H.M. Finch, Lieutenant C. Moore, Lieutenant H.G. Fitton, seated Lieutenant J.H.W. Southey, Lieutenant C. Turner, Major E.T. Dickson, Colonel C.P. Temple, Major H.S. Hassard, Captain E. Rhodes, Captain and Quartermaster Mr T. Ford, Lieutenant H.E. Taylor, Captain L.T. D?Eyncourt and, seated at the front, Lieutenant L.F.A. Barlow, Lieutenant F.W. Foley and 2nd Lieutenant H.E.Taylor.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the Regimental Polo team in Malta in 1889.showing, from left to right, Lieutenant A.J.W. Dowell, Captain C. Turner, Captain F.B.R. Hemphill and Captain E. Rhodes.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the Regimental Polo team in Malta in 1888 showing, from left to right, Captain C.M. Edwards, Captain C. Turner, Lieutenant E. Feetham and Captain F.B.R. Hemphill.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the Regimental Polo Team in Malta in 1890 with, from left to right. Captain E. Rhodes, Captain A.J.W. Dowell, Captain F.B.R. Hemphill and Captain C. Turner.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the Regimental Polo Team in Malta in 1890 with, from left to right, Captain E. Rhodes, Captain A.J.W. Dowell, Captain C. Turner and Captain F.B.R. Hemphill.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the Officers at St Elmo Barracks, Malta in 1891. In the rear row, left to right, are 2nd Lieutenant E.F. Holden, 2nd Lieutenant W.R.P.K. Betty, 2nd Lieutenant D.B. Maurice, Lieutenant R.C. MacDonald, Lieutenant G.H. Arbuthnot, Lieutenant L.F.A. Barlow and 2nd Lieutenant J.T.M. Hogg; in the 2nd Row are Lieutenant F.W. Foley, Lieutenant C. Moore, Captain F.B.R. Hemphill, Captain and Quartermaster Mr. T. Ford, Lieutenant H. Fitzherbert, Lieutenant H.M. Finch and Lieutenant R.B. Swinton; in the 3rd row, seated are Captain C. Turner, Captain H.L. Lee, Major E.T. Dickson, Colonel C.P. Temple, Major W.A. Collings, Major F.W.N. McCracken and Lieutenant A. Cave. Seated at the front are Lieutenant H.E. Taylor, Captain R.G. Chase, Major H.S. Hassard, and 2nd Lieutenant G.L.S. Ward.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the memorial to Major F.B.R. Hemphill in the garrison church, St Georges, Tilehurst, Reading. He was killed in a riding accident whilst playing Polo in Malta in 1891.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the grave of Major F.B.R. Hemphill who was killed in a riding accident whilst playing Polo in Malta in 1891.

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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of a section formed up in front of their equipment in South Africa in the period 1899-1902. It is believed to have been taken by Lieutenant Hemp.

Person(s): Hemp, C, Lieutenant;


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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of a section formed up in front of their equipment in South Africa in the period 1899-1902. It is believed to have been taken by Lieutenant Hemp.

Person(s): Hemp, C, Lieutenant;


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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of an unidentified location used as a camp by the Battalion whilst on the march in South Africa during the Boer War in the period 1899-1902. Believed to have been taken by Lieutenant Hemp.

Person(s): Hemp, C, Lieutenant;


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Grave of Lieutenant A V West

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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the grave of Lieutenant A V West who was killed in action in January 1900. The photo was taken in South Africa during the Boer War 1899-1902. He was buried at the foot of a hill later named McCracken Hill (after Major McCracken of the Battalion who commanded a good action at this location. Lieutenant West was buried next to three men from the battalion who were also killed in the same action. We believed the wooden grave markers are the graves in question. Believed to have been taken by Lieutenant Hemp.

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Grave of Lieutenant A V West

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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the grave of Lieutenant A V West who was killed in action in January 1900. The photo was taken in South Africa during the Boer War 1899-1902. He was buried at the foot of a hill later named McCracken Hill (after Major McCracken of the Battalion who commanded a good action at this location. Lieutenant West was buried next to three men from the battalion who were also killed in the same action. We believed the wooden grave markers are the graves in question. Believed to have been taken by Lieutenant Hemp.

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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of an unidentified small town in South Africa in the period 1899-1902. The photo is believed to have been taken by Lieutenant Hemp.

Person(s): Hemp, C, Lieutenant;


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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of an unidentified officer in South Africa in the period 1899-1902. The photo is believed to have been taken by Lieutenant Hemp.

Person(s): Hemp, C, Lieutenant;


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