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This photograph taken when he was in the 7th Regiment prior to his transfer to the 80th. [Mac & Shad] (Isandula Collection)
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PostSubject: William Gibson's  2/4th Foot (King’s Own Royal Regiment)    Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:12 am

William Gibson's  2/4th Foot (King’s Own Royal Regiment) Discharge Paper.

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PostSubject: William Gibson's 2/4th Regt    Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:13 am

Hi Littlehand
I dont think you actually posted them ? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: William Gibson's  2/4th Foot (King’s Own Royal Regiment)    Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:10 am

90th ingnore this topic. It seems to have gone wrong. Admin can you delete it.
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PostSubject: William Gibson's 2 / 4th Discharge Papers    Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:53 am

Littlehand I wouldnt delete it , the papers are now there , he's on the Roll , W.Gibson 11 / 1265 Private 2 / 4th Regt , Entitled to Medal with Clasp 1879 .
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PostSubject: Re: William Gibson's  2/4th Foot (King’s Own Royal Regiment)    Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:19 pm

1265 William Gibson was quite a character.

He was born in London in 1842 and enlisted in the 4th Foot on 21 June 1859 at the age of 17. He absconded the next day, before he could even be attested!  

But he was apprehended as a deserter on 17 July and ordered to serve - which he did for the next 21 years.

At the time of his service in the Zulu War he was a Sergeant, not a Private. But he was reduced to the ranks again in 1880 just before he retired.

His papers show he appeared in the defaulters book 35 times of which 4 were trial by court martial.

He also served in Canada.

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PostSubject: William Gibson 2/ 4th    Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:45 am

Hi Steve
Interesting ...to say the least by the look of it ! Shocked Shocked . I do enjoy reading the not so mundane records ! . I have a medal to a chap from the 2 / 21st , he also had a colourful career , Private Charles Stuart 1015 , I think he enjoyed a drink or 3 ! .
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