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Rededication Rorke's Drift Defender William Wilcox. 8th May 2011 Dolton Devon.
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PostSubject: Captn. H. G. Bowen, 88th Foot   Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:11 pm

Henry Griffith Bowen was born at Newport, Pembrokeshire, on 8 August 1841. He was appointed Ensign in the 88th Foot on 29 October 1859, became Lieutenant on 6 August 1861, and Captain on 20 October 1869. He served in command of a detachment at East London during the Kaffir War of 1877-78, and in various operations during the Zulu War from March 1879. He was appointed Major on 22 December 1880, and retired, becoming Hon. Lieutenant-Colonel with the Essex Rifles Volunteers in July 1881. He died at West Bergholt on 16 August 1909
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PostSubject: Re: Captn. H. G. Bowen, 88th Foot   Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:56 pm

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Henry Griffith Bowen, 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment circa 1885.
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One of five 88th & 94th photographs I acquired this week, only two are identified.

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