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|Subject: 975 PTE. W. HADDRELL. 99TH FOOT Medal Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:11 pm|| |
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]"With copy papers - William Haddrell was a 19 year old labourer from Calne, Wiltshire, when he attested into the 99th Foot, in January 1878. He served for nearly 6 years and spent time in South Africa twice, Bermuda and India. His papers reveal that he re-enlisted in 1900.
As part of the Cardwell Reforms of the 1870s, where single-battalion regiments were linked together to share a single depot and recruiting district in the United Kingdom, the 99th was linked with the 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot, and assigned to district no. 38 at Le Marchant Barracks in Devizes. Hence the connection between him, Haddrell, being borne in Calne Wiltshire and the Lanarkshires.
Assigned to Lord Chelmsford's column, they 99th Foot marched to the relief of British forces under Colonel Charles Pearson besieged by the Zulu impis. At the Battle of Gingindlovu, the 99th helped defeat a Zulu impis which tried to overrun the British while laagered."
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|Subject: 975 Pte W Haddrell 99th Foot Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:16 am|| |
Not sure about this one ! . It's seems less dodgy than the other two I commented on , need Justin Young to cast an eye over it before I'd even think about it , I'm yet to check Pete's final listing but so far they've all been the same seller ! .