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PostSubject: Lieutenant & Adjutant Spencer Frederick Chichester, 2nd 21st   Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:54 pm

Date of Birth - 27th September 1854
First Appointment - Sub-Lieutenant - Unattached - 13th June 1874
Sub-Lieutenant - 21st Foot - 13th June 1874
Lieutenant - Royal Scots Fusiliers - 1st December 1876
Adjutant - Royal Scots Fusiliers (2nd Battalion) - 2nd July 1879
South African War - 1879-81 - Zulu Campaign and at attack and capture of Sekukuni’s town and storming of the Fighting Koppie. Medal with Clasp. Transvaal Campaign - Adjutant of Garrison of Pretoria during siege; taking of Swartz Koppie and other affairs. Mentioned in Despatches

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Names inscribed to lower mount "? Herbert Esq, Lord F Fitzgerald, G Tufton Esq, W De B Hatton Esq, S F Chichester Esq".
Lord Frederick Fitzgerald, King's Royal Rifle Corps, ADC to Sir Redvers Buller. George Richard Tufton, 5th Royal Irish Lancers. William De Bathe Hatton, 78th Highlanders. Spencer Frederick Chichester, Royal Scots Fusiliers, served in the Anglo Zulu war.

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PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant & Adjutant Spencer Frederick Chichester, 2nd 21st   Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:37 pm

Major Spencer Frederick Chichester was born on 27 September 1854. He was the son of Hon. Frederick Arthur Henry Chichester and Frances Marianne Tighe. He married Helen Elizabeth Coats, daughter of Archibald Coats and Elizabeth Hodge, on 21 April 1892. He died on 29 January 1931 at age 76.

Major Spencer Frederick Chichester was educated at Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.1 He fought in the First Boer War between 1879 and 1881. He fought in the Zulu War. He fought in the Transvaal Campaign, where he was mentioned in despatches. He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Hampshire.
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