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|Subject: (Lieut: R. F. Westmacott. 77th. Foot.) Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:39 pm|| |
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Ruscombe Field Westmacott was born on 9th September 1849 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 77th Regiment of Foot on 9th October 1869. He was promoted Lieutenant on 28 October 1871, and served with the Regiment in the Zulu War. Promoted Captain on 23rd March 1881, he served as Adjutant on the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders from 16th July 1888, and transferred to the Lancashire Fusiliers with the rank of Major on 12th March 1890. Advanced to Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel on the Retired List, he died on 21st May 1925, and is buried in Edington Churchyard, Somerset.
Provenance: Glendining’s, October 1978. Westmacott is confirmed on the roll for the South Africa medal but is not entitled to the clasp.