Graves in the Constantia
Cemetery, Cape Town.
Thank you to Colyn Brookes
for this information
Death could have been
as a result of injuries or from the Influenza epidemic
that hit South Africa.
All 1st D.C.L.I.
The (??) denotes that
the inscription is faded...
La Prairie, Canada East
26th September 1845
I have the honor to
request you will have the goodness to submit the following
question for the decision of the Commander of the Forces.
"Whether the allowance
of five shillings may be drawn for the men of the Regiment
under your command, now effective, who landed at Halifax
from the West Indies on the 25th February 1845, and
for whom the allowance of 30/- in aid of the supply
of Winter Clothing was drawn in the month of March last,
sanctioned by Major General Sir Jeremiah Dickson. -
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
H. Corcovan Paymaster
Lieut. Colonel R. Garrett K. H.
Commanding 46th Regiment
4 May 1868
I have the honor to signify to you, that
the Queen has been pleased to order the Establishment
the __ Battalion of the Regiment
under your Command to be fixed from 1 April so as to
consist of the numbers mentioned in the margin hereof.
I have the honour to be,
Your most obedient humble Servant,
1 Quarter Master
2 Assistant Surgeon
1 Serjeant Major
1 Quartermaster Serjeant
1 Paymaster Serjeant
1 Armourer Serjeant (unless supplied by the Corps of
1 Serjeant Instructor of Musketry
Schoolmaster to be appointed by the Secretary
of State for War
1 Hospital Serjeant (unless supplied by the Army Hospital
1 Orderly Room Clerk
1 Serjeant Cook
12 Colour Serjeants
1 Drum Major
1 Trained Band Master
24 Drummers and Fifers
730 Total Numbers
Charles Winshaw KCB
Colonel 46th Foot
Care of Messrs. Cox & Co.
"A History of Holne"
Mike Fisher found this in a booklet
called "A History of Holne".
Written by the residents of this little village in Devon
for the Queen's Silver Jubilee Year, 1977, it includes
a wealth of reminiscences on parishioners, past and
present. You may be interested in the following extracts
1) 1ST. WORLD WAR - HOLNE ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918
William Baston 30 Jan 1917, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's
2) Sir Alfred Pearce Gould was one of this country's
great surgeons. In 1902 he rented Holne Cott from the
Dawsons and for fourteen years he used it as a retreat
from the pressure of his work in London. He came to
Holne every Christmas and gave a party for the village
children with a Christmas tree. When War broke out Sir
Alfred was appointed Officer in Command (and Senior
Surgeon) of the 3rd London General Hospital at Wandsworth.
This was a hospital with 1,000 beds. It had a reputation
for the kindness of its staff and the absence of red
tape. In the summer of 1915 Sir Alfred amputated the
leg of an officer wounded at the Battle of the Marne.
(Hubert Cornish-Bowden, of the Duke of Cornwall'