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PostSubject: Captain Charles Adrian Gough-Becher, 1st (The King's) Dragoon Guards.   Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:04 am

Date of Birth - 19th October 1848.
First appointment - Cornet - 1st Dragoon Guards - 30th September 1868.
Lieutenant - 1st Dragoon Guards - 23rd March 1870
Captain - 1st Dragoon Guards - 15th July 1876
Aide-de-camp (Extra) to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 15th December 1873 - 25th February 1874
Aide-de-camp to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 25th January 1875 - 11th December 1876
Aide-de-camp (Extra to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 12th December 1876 - 13th February 1879
On 14th June 1881 he was appointed Adjutant of Auxiliary Forces attached to Oxfordshire Yeomanry Cavalry.
South African War, 1879 - Zulu Campaign. Medal with Clasp. Transvaal Campaign. With Natal Field Force.
Source ‘1884 Army List’ (p 60, 329, 743 & 1217)

Marched up country with the regiment. He proceeded to Transvaal to purchase horses, and subsequently returned to Conference Hill.

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Grave.  Bourton-On-The-Water Cemetery, Gloucestershire, England.

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PostSubject: Re: Captain Charles Adrian Gough-Becher, 1st (The King's) Dragoon Guards.   Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:57 am

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"Captain Charlie Adrian Gough Becher,

Of Barghfields, Bourton-on-the-Water, who was instantaneously killed by being thrown from his horse while hunting with the Heythrop Hounds on Nov. 19, near Kingham. He was formerly in the 1st Dragoon Guards, and was 64 years of age. He was much respected and greatly liked in the Bourton district.

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