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PostSubject: Cherry, Apsley.   Thu May 27, 2010 10:56 pm

Cherry, Apsley (Druries), son of G. H. Cherry, Esq. (O.K.), Denford, near Hungerford. Left 1850 2 . Ch. Ch. Oxf., B.A. 1854 ; joined 90th Regt. 1855 ; Major-Gen. 1887 ; served in the Indian Mutiny (present at relief and capture of Lucknow) : in the Kaffir War, 1878-9 ; in the Zulu War, 1880 (2 medals and 3 clasps) ; of Lamer, Wheathampstead, Herts.; J.P. Berks, and Herts. (High Sheriff, 1901); assumed the additional name of Garrard, 1892; C.B. DIED Nov. 8th, 1907.
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PostSubject: Re: Cherry, Apsley.   Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:25 pm

Colonel A. Cherry served with the 90th Light Infantry in India from 12th Aug. 1857 until the end of the rebellion, including the hrst defence of the Alumbagh, relief of Lucknow by Lord Clyde as Adjutant to the 2nd Detachment Battali jn, decence of the Alumbagh under Outram and repulse of various attacks, assault and capture of Lucknow, and subsequent campaign in Oude (Medal with two Clasps, and a year's service). Served with the 90th Light Infantry in the Gaika war of 1878, including the operations in tbe Waterkloof and Peric Bush, and the engagement at Taba Indoda (mentioned in despatches. Brevet of Lt.Colonel). Also served throughout the Zulu war ot 1879, and was present in the engagement at Ulundi (Medal with Clasp).
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PostSubject: Re: Cherry, Apsley.   Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:39 am

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Apsley Cherry, 90th Light Infantry, circa 1874.
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