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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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