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PostSubject: Henry Parnell, CB. Ensign,   Henry Parnell, CB. Ensign, EmptyMon Nov 02, 2009 10:12 pm

Colonel Parnell served with the 3rd Buffs in the Crimea subsequent to the fall of Sebastopol. Commanded the 2nd Battalion 3rd Buffs throughout the Zulu war of 1879, and was present at the engagement of Inyezane and during the occupation of Ekowe mentioned in despatches. CB., Medal with Clasp.
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PostSubject: Re: Henry Parnell, CB. Ensign,   Henry Parnell, CB. Ensign, EmptyTue Nov 03, 2009 7:54 pm

Commanded the Regiment throughout the war, including the Battle of Inyezane, when his horse was shot under him (Mentioned in Despatches); the occupation of Eshowe (Mentioned in Despatches as ‘having rendered great service on all occasions by his tact and coolness’); and the advance to Port Durnford. (C. B. for services)

Date of Birth - 10th July 1839
First Appointment - Ensign - 3rd Foot - 23rd May 1855
Lieutenant - 3rd Foot - 9th November 1855
Captain - 3rd Foot - 5th September 1862
Major - 3rd Foot - 12th July 1871
Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel - 1st October 1877
Lieutenant-Colonel - East Kent Regiment - 30th November 1878
Half-Pay - 30th November 1883
Colonel - Army - 1st October
Aide-de-camp to G. O. C., Windward and Leeward Islands -1st January 1865 to 9th June 1866
He was nominated for a CB on 27th November 1879
South African War - 1879 - Zulu Campaign . Action of Inyezane (horse shot), occupation of Etshowe. Despatches, London Gazette, 6th March and 16th May 1879. Medal with Clasp. CB.

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