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 Major Oswald Robert Middleton, 4th (The King’s Own) Regiment of Foot

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PostSubject: Major Oswald Robert Middleton, 4th (The King’s Own) Regiment of Foot   Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:31 pm

Date of Birth - 4th September 1840
First Appointment - Ensign - 30th Foot - 19th June 1857
Ensign - 4th Foot - 23rd October 1857
Lieutenant - 4th Foot - 15th October 1858
Adjutant - 4th Foot - 12th June 1860 to 14th June 1866
Captain - 4th Foot - 15th June 1866
Brevet Major - 27th April 1879
Major - 4th Foot - 17th April 1880
Lieutenant-Colonel (2nd Battalion) - Royal Lancaster Regiment - 1st July 1881
Brigade-Major, Curragh District - 1st May 1877 to 31st October 1877
South African War - 1879 - Zulu Campaign - As Staff Officer to the Northern Division. Medal with Clasp.
Source ‘1884 Army List’ (p 192, 799 & 1333)

He served with the Battalion throughout the Campaign. He was also Adjutant to Colonel Bray at Utrecht.

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