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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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1st Wiltshire Volunteer Rifle Corps - A sepia group photograph of ?G? Company on the 31st March 1908. It includes some Old Comrades from this unit. It is believed this was taken on the last occasion they would be deployed under this designation as this was the year the 4th Battalion came into being. (Rear row L to R) Privates Mead, Champion, Hale, Hurle, R. Stiles, Cook. (2nd Row from rear L to R) Private A F Tucker, Brooks, Drewett, A. E. Davis, McLean, L/Corporal Martin, Privates Barclay, Jackson, L/Corporal Burgess, Sergeant Fry. (3rd Row L to R) Private Hiscox, Smith, L/Corporal Smith, Privates Merritt, Wheeler, Shergold, L/Corporal Wheeler, Privates Griffin, Walters, Gray, F. Tucker,Bray, Payton, William Chapman. (4th Row L to R) L/Corporal Webb, Private Gale, Veterans Ex C/Sergeant James, Sergeant Payton, C/Sergeant Martin, Privates Dew, Biggs, Sergeant Elkins, Bugle Major Bailey, Sergeant J. Smith, Pioneer Millard, Privates Tucker, Collier, William Chapman,W. Walters. (5th Row L to R) Private Burgess, Corporals Cornish, Smith, Sergeants Scott, Dicks, C/Sergeant Mead, C/Sergeant (Instructor) Slade, Captain Hoare, Bugle Major Francis, Sergeants Elkins, Burgess, W. Smith, Corporal Walters. (Front L to R) Privates P. Chapman, Lawrence, J. Stiles, Buglers Elkins, Slade, L/Corporal Goodenough, Private J. Stiles. Photographer; Lill H.E. Westbury

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