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PostSubject: Help Needed with Medal & Officer Identification   Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:03 pm

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Questions
1) Is this a Zulu War Medal
2) Who is the Officer

What I do know
His is an Officer of the 4th (King's Own Royal) Regiment
His surname is Rowlandson.

There is a John Rowlandson listed on the Medal Roll

The King's Own Museum list this officer as Alfred Turner Rowlandson.

3) Is this the same Officer?

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PostSubject: Re: Help Needed with Medal & Officer Identification   Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:00 pm

I have found the following
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THE LONDON GAZETTE, AUGUST 24, 1886.

So the photo can not be Alfred Turner if that is a Zulu War Medal.

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PostSubject: Re: Help Needed with Medal & Officer Identification   Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:09 pm

Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Turner Rowlandson, born Madras, India, January 1867; educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Commissioned Lieutenant, King's Own, August 1886; transferred to the Indian Staff Corps, February 1891; promoted Captain, Indian Army, August 1897; served with the 26th Baluchistan Infantry during the Third China War; and with the 124th Baluchistan Infantry during the Tibet Expedition; promoted Major, 25.8.1904; appointed Commandant, Mounted Infantry School, India, 5.12.1905; Commandant, 126th Baluchistan Infantry; promoted Lieutenant-Colonel, 16.1.1911; died in Kowloon, 19.7.1913, and is buried in Hong Kong Cemetery.

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So Now it can not be Alfred Turner, it must be John.

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PostSubject: Re: Help Needed with Medal & Officer Identification   Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:29 am

2nd Battalion 4th Regiment Lt John Rowlandson, Instructor of Musketry - Army List 1878/79.

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PostSubject: Re: Help Needed with Medal & Officer Identification   Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:38 pm

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