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1st Bn, Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of Corporal Tugwell in his hospital Blues at the Netley Military Hospital, 16th May 1885. He had been wounded at the battle of Tofrek in the Sudan on the 22nd March 1885

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SBYRW : 24974

1st Bn, Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph showing wounded soldiers of the 1st Battalion at the Netley Military Hospital, 16 May 1885. All had been wounded by swords or spears in the Sudan and are shown wearing the regulation hospital uniform. Left to right are Privates Foley, Powell, Murgatroyd, Corporal Tugwell (seated), Private Jeffries, Drummer A King, Private Jeffries was born in Harwell, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire) and joined the 1st Battalion in 1882. He embarked at Chatham on the SS Australia in September 1884 arriving in Egypt the following month. He was present with the Battalion at Suakin in 1885 and was severely wounded at Tofrek. He returned to England on the Iberia where he was admitted to Netley Hospital. On 21 July 1885, it was stated that ?the movement of fingers on both hands was impaired? and he was discharged as medically unfit for further service. Drummer Arthur King applied for pensioner status at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in 1931. Prior to enlistment he was a wheelwright and carpenter.

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