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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.

Last Init Rank No Date Died
GAMBLIN T. Pte 15-03-1903
MATHEWS Pte 07-03-1903
SAKER (??) W. Pte 24-03-1903
CARTER SSgt 26-03-1903
LONG W. Pte 31-03-1903
FORD W. Pte 07-04-1903
KEEDLES G. Pte 21-03-1903
THRUGOOD W. Pte 15-04-1903
GREEN J. Pte 14-02-1903
ASHLEY T. Pte 27-02-1903
HAINES (??) Pte 09-07-1903
HUMPHRIES J. LSgt 5044 04-03-1903
BUTCHER Charles Pte 4060 15-03-1903

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. vis. -

    "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 
humble Servant 
H. Corcovan Paymaster 
46th Regiment 

Lieut. Colonel R. Garrett K. H.
Commanding 46th Regiment

War Office
4 May 1868


I have the honor to signify to you, that the Queen has been pleased to order the Establishment of 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,

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1 Colonel
1 Lieutenant-Colonel
2 Majors
12 Captains
14 Lieutenants
10 Ensigns
1 Paymaster
1 Adjutant
1 Quarter Master
1 Surgeon
2 Assistant Surgeon
1 Serjeant Major
1 Quartermaster Serjeant
1 Paymaster Serjeant
1 Armourer Serjeant (unless supplied by the Corps of Armourers)
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 Corps)
1 Orderly Room Clerk
1 Serjeant Cook
12 Colour Serjeants
38 Serjeants
1 Drum Major
  Pipe Major
1 Trained Band Master
24 Drummers and Fifers
40 Corporals
560 Privates

730 Total Numbers

Charles Winshaw KCB
Colonel 46th Foot
Care of Messrs. Cox & Co.
Craigs Const 

"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 -


William Baston 30 Jan 1917, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

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'



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