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PostSubject: Commanding Officers of the Somersetshire Light Infantry from 1825 to 1900   Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:35 pm

Edward Lutwyche England
Served with the regiment in the Indian Mutiny, and in the Transvaal and Zulu Wars. Succeeded to command of 2nd Battalion, May ,1880, and exchanged to 1st Battalion December, 1880, and commanded it to May, 1885. Retired pay, Hon. Major General in 1900.

Irwing Stening Allfrey
Served with 6th in Mutiny and with 13th in Zulu War. 2nd Lieutenant-Colonel, 1st Battalion, May, 1883, and commanded battalion, May, 1887 to 1889. Retired pay in 1900.

William Cox
Served with regiment in South Africa, severely wounded in the Zulu War. 2nd Lieutenant-Colonel 2nd Battalion, May, 1885. Commanded a wing of the regiment detached from head-quarters for special service in Burmese Campaign. Succeeded to command of 2nd Battalion, July, 1887, and died in command at Belgaum. 13th June, 1890.

Philip Edward Victor Gilbert, C.B.
Joined in January, 1854, served with regiment in Crimea, and Indian Mutiny. Succeeded to command 1st Battalion, May, 1878, and commanded it during operations against Sekukuni, and in the Zulu War. C.B., exchanged to 2nd Battalion, December, 1880. Retired pay, Hon. Major-General and commuted pension in 1900.

George Herbert A. Kinloch
Served in the Sekukuni, Zulu and Burmese Campaigns. Commanded 1st Battalion, May, 1889 to 1890, when he took pension.

Henry Hallam Parr, C.M.G., Aide-de-Camp to the Queen
Served in the South African War, 1877-81. Kaffir and Zulu campaigns -- C.M.G.; Egyptian campaign, 1882-84, commanded Mounted Infantry and severely wounded at action of Alahuta, brevet of Major; battle of Tamai, brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel. Commanded 1st Battalion, November, 1890 to 1894. Promoted Major-General, 1898.

John Miller Elgee Waddy
Commanding 2nd Battalion, June, 1894 to August, 1898. Retired pay in 1900. Served in Sekukuni and Zulu Campaigns.

Edmond Joseph Gallwey
Served in Kaffir, Sekukuni and Zulu Campaigns, 1878-79. Was Second-in-Command 1st Battalion in Campaign under Sir William Lockhart on North-West Frontier, 1897-98. In command 2nd Battalion, June. 1898.

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