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PostSubject: Lieutenant Henry Allfrey, 3rd 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment.   Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:12 pm

Date of Birth:- 6th September 1850
First Appointment:- Ensign 60th Foot 29th May 1869
                                Lieutenant 60th Foot 28th October 1871
                                Captain King's Royal Rifle Corps (1st Battalion) 29th September 1880
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Captain Henry Allfrey of Warwickshire, was born on 9th September, 1850 ; he was educated at Cheltenham and entered the army in 1868, being gazetted Ensign on 19th May to the 2nd Battalion 60th Rifles. Promoted Lieutenant on 28th October 1871 and Captain on 29th September 1880. Captain Allfrey was the father of Lieutenant General Sir Charles Walter Allfrey, Commanding Officer of V Corps in North Africa and Italy 1942-44.
The then Lieutenant Allfrey saw service with the 3rd Battalion during the Zulu War, and when part of the 2nd Brigade with the Eshowe Relief Column, was present at the Battle of Gingindlovu on 1st April 1879, where his commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Northey, was killed in action.
Allfrey’s Army List entry:
‘Captain Henry Allfrey served with the 3rd Battalion 60th Rifles in the Zulu war of 1879, and was present at the action of Gingindhlovu and relief of Ekowe (Medal with Clasp).’
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PostSubject: Lt Henry Allfrey 3 / 60th ( The King's Own RRC )    Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:56 am

As an aside from Mac & Shad , Lt Allfrey 3 / 60th RRC was invalided home from Ft Chelmsford along with Lt's Astell , Wilkinson and Baker. Astell's Grandson was in the Dam Busters Raid of I think 1944 ( ? ) , Lt E.O.H. Wilkinson was accidently drowned in the Ingogo River on the morning of 9/ 2/ 81 on his return from the Battlefield after having renedered aid to the wounded .
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PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant Henry Allfrey, 3rd 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment.   Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant Henry Allfrey, 3rd 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment.   Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:30 pm

Hi John

Now that is intriguing, who else is in that group photo, I wonder Question
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PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant Henry Allfrey, 3rd 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment.   Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:40 pm

Andy,

His ‘wing’ of the Musketry Course, but there’s no-one else from our field of interest in it that I can discern. Whoever it owned originally penned numbers on to some of the group and then added a key. So Allfrey is number ‘8’ in the group.

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PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant Henry Allfrey, 3rd 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment.   Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:44 pm

Hi John

Many thanks for the update, I was hoping it was a 60th group photo, never mind Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant Henry Allfrey, 3rd 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment.   Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:53 pm

Andy,

I’ll drop you a line.

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