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PostSubject: 2nd Lieutenant Hon. Arthur Stewart Hardinge, 2nd 21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers)   Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:21 am

Date of Birth - 29th May 1859
First Appointment - 2nd Lieutenant - 21st Foot - 1st May 1878
Lieutenant - Royal Scots Fusiliers (2nd Battalion) - 11th September 1880
Aide-de-camp (temp.) to Brigadier-General, South Africa - 25th March 1881 to 19th November 1881
Aide-de-camp (officiating) to Commander-in-Chief, Bombay - 28th April 1883 to 14th May 1884
Aide-de-camp to Commander-in-Chief, Bombay - 15th May 1884
South African War - 1879-81 - Zulu Campaign - Battle of Ulundi, and at attack and capture of Sekukuni’s town and storming of the Fighting Koppie. Medal with Clasp. Transvaal Campaign - Siege of Pretoria, acted as Aide-de-camp to Commandant. Mentioned in Despatches.
Source ‘1884 Army List’ (p 13, 36, 537, 818 & 1287)

At the Battle of Ulundi on 4th July 1879 the Queen’s Colour was carried by 2nd Lieutenant Hardinge, and at that Battle it received a bullet through it.
It is sufficient to say that the Regiment was commended in Despatches, and that men like Winsloe, Hardinge and Browne, who had won note in South Africa.
Source ‘The History of the Royal Scots Fusiliers’


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PostSubject: Re: 2nd Lieutenant Hon. Arthur Stewart Hardinge, 2nd 21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers)   Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:30 am

"Major Hon. Arthur Stewart Hardinge was born on 19 May 1859. He was the son of Charles Stewart Hardinge, 2nd Viscount Hardinge of Lahore and Kings Newton and Lady Lavinia Bingham. He died on 5th June 1899 at age 40, without issue. He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
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PostSubject: Re: 2nd Lieutenant Hon. Arthur Stewart Hardinge, 2nd 21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers)   Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:48 am

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He was the son of Charles Stewart Hardinge, 2nd Viscount Hardinge and Lady Lavinia Bingham. He died aged 40 years.
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PostSubject: 2nd Lt, Hon Arthur Stewart Hardinge 2 / 21st    Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:09 am

Hi all.
Hardinge & 2nd Lt H.S.McC.Stannell carried the 2 / 21st Colours at the Battle Of Ulundi .
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