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PostSubject: Re: Colonel Samuel George Huskisson.   Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:17 pm

Date of Birth - 24th August 1837
First Appointment - Ensign - 80th Foot - 15th May 1855
Lieutenant - 80th Foot - 1st January 1859
Adjutant - 80th Foot - 27th December 1861 to 9th January 1872
Captain - 80th Foot - 10th January 1872
Brevet Major - 19th July 1876
Half Pay - 17th May 1879
Major - Middlesex Regiment (1st Battalion) - 2nd February 1881
Brigade Major (acting), China - 26th February 1874 to 29th October 1874
Aide-de-Camp, G. O. C., China - 22nd May 1875 to 31st March 1878
Assistant Military Secretary (Acting), China - 3rd June 1878 to 18th April 1879
Assistant Military Secretary, China - 3rd January 1880 to 1st February 1881
Indian Mutiny - 1858-9 - Capture of Simree, and actions at Bera, Dhondiakeira, and Bussingpore. Medal.
Bhootan Expedition - 1864-5 - Medal with Clasp.
Perek Expedition - 1875-6 - action near Blanja, and capture of Kinta. Mentioned in Despatches. Brevet of Major.
South African War - 1879 - Zulu Campaign - Employed in Natal. Medal.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel Samuel George Huskisson.   Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:34 pm

Nice one 1879Graves. I couldn’t find anything on this chap.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel Samuel George Huskisson.   Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:51 pm

"Colonel Samuel George Huskisson born August 1837; Commissioned Ensign, 80th (Staffordshire Volunteers) Regiment, May 1855; served during the Indian Mutiny in the Campaign in Oude, 1858-59, including the capture of Simree Fort, Bera, and Doondeakeira; Lieutenant and Adjutant, January 1859; served as Adjutant of the Regiment during the Bhootan Campaign, 1865-66; Major, January 1872; Appointed Aide-de-Camp to the General Officer Commanding, China, May 1875; served with the force under Major General Colborne against the Malays in Perak 1875-76 as acting Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General, and was present at the capture of Kinta (Mentioned in Despatches, Brevet of Major); served in the Zulu War 1879; Appointed Assistant Military Secretary, China, January 1880; transferred to the Middlesex Regiment, February 1881; Lieutenant-Colonel, June 1884; Appointed Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, May 1885; retired with the rank of Colonel, June 1888."

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PostSubject: Col. S.G. Huskisson   Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:21 am

hi all .
Some more details on Huskisson .
He was born in Ceylon .
Age upon entering service 17 yrs 9 mths .
Hythe School of Musketry 1st Class Certificate 1866 .
Retired July 4th 1888 , commission by purchase .

Periods of Employment .
Home May 15th - July 31st 1856.
Cape Of Good Hope Aug 1st 1856 - Sept 15th 1857.
East Indies Sept 16th 1857 - April 8th 1866.
Home April 9th 1866 - Jan 11th 1872 .
Strait Settlements Jan 12th 1872 - Nov 27th 1872.
China ( Hong Kong ) Nov 28th 1872 - April 18th 1879.
South Africa April 19th 1879 - Sept 18th 1879.
Home Sept 19th 1879 - Nov 18th 1879.
Hong Kong Nov 19th 1879 - May 16th 1881
Home May 17th 1881 - Sept 9th 1884
East Indies Sept 10th 1884 - Sept 24th 1885
Home Sept 25th - 1885 - July 3rd 1888.

Indian General Service Medal with Clasp ' Bhootan ' , Indian Mutiny Medal , South Africa War Medal No Clasp .
Huskisson could speak French . He married Mary Ann Humphrys on the 27th May 1871 at Belfast . They had 3 children
, Eleanor Eva b 8th March 1872 , baptised at Singapore , Strait Settlements . William Gordon b 23rd Dec 1877 , baptised at Hong Kong . Muriel Mary b 24th Feb 1877 , baptised St. Peter's Port Guernsey.
cheers 90th.
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