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Posts : 3049 Join date : 2009-03-03 Location : Devon
Subject: Re: Colonel Samuel George Huskisson. Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:17 pm
Date of Birth - 24th August 1837 First Appointment - Ensign - 80th Foot - 15th May 1855 Lieutenant - 80th Foot - 1st January 1859 Adjutant - 80th Foot - 27th December 1861 to 9th January 1872 Captain - 80th Foot - 10th January 1872 Brevet Major - 19th July 1876 Half Pay - 17th May 1879 Major - Middlesex Regiment (1st Battalion) - 2nd February 1881 Brigade Major (acting), China - 26th February 1874 to 29th October 1874 Aide-de-Camp, G. O. C., China - 22nd May 1875 to 31st March 1878 Assistant Military Secretary (Acting), China - 3rd June 1878 to 18th April 1879 Assistant Military Secretary, China - 3rd January 1880 to 1st February 1881 Indian Mutiny - 1858-9 - Capture of Simree, and actions at Bera, Dhondiakeira, and Bussingpore. Medal. Bhootan Expedition - 1864-5 - Medal with Clasp. Perek Expedition - 1875-6 - action near Blanja, and capture of Kinta. Mentioned in Despatches. Brevet of Major. South African War - 1879 - Zulu Campaign - Employed in Natal. Medal.
Posts : 3950 Join date : 2008-11-01 Age : 61 Location : KENT
Subject: Re: Colonel Samuel George Huskisson. Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:34 pm
Nice one 1879Graves. I couldn’t find anything on this chap.
Posts : 2583 Join date : 2009-04-24
Subject: Re: Colonel Samuel George Huskisson. Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:51 pm
"Colonel Samuel George Huskisson born August 1837; Commissioned Ensign, 80th (Staffordshire Volunteers) Regiment, May 1855; served during the Indian Mutiny in the Campaign in Oude, 1858-59, including the capture of Simree Fort, Bera, and Doondeakeira; Lieutenant and Adjutant, January 1859; served as Adjutant of the Regiment during the Bhootan Campaign, 1865-66; Major, January 1872; Appointed Aide-de-Camp to the General Officer Commanding, China, May 1875; served with the force under Major General Colborne against the Malays in Perak 1875-76 as acting Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General, and was present at the capture of Kinta (Mentioned in Despatches, Brevet of Major); served in the Zulu War 1879; Appointed Assistant Military Secretary, China, January 1880; transferred to the Middlesex Regiment, February 1881; Lieutenant-Colonel, June 1884; Appointed Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, May 1885; retired with the rank of Colonel, June 1888."
Posts : 10131 Join date : 2009-04-07 Age : 64 Location : Melbourne, Australia
Subject: Col. S.G. Huskisson Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:21 am
hi all . Some more details on Huskisson . He was born in Ceylon . Age upon entering service 17 yrs 9 mths . Hythe School of Musketry 1st Class Certificate 1866 . Retired July 4th 1888 , commission by purchase .
Periods of Employment . Home May 15th - July 31st 1856. Cape Of Good Hope Aug 1st 1856 - Sept 15th 1857. East Indies Sept 16th 1857 - April 8th 1866. Home April 9th 1866 - Jan 11th 1872 . Strait Settlements Jan 12th 1872 - Nov 27th 1872. China ( Hong Kong ) Nov 28th 1872 - April 18th 1879. South Africa April 19th 1879 - Sept 18th 1879. Home Sept 19th 1879 - Nov 18th 1879. Hong Kong Nov 19th 1879 - May 16th 1881 Home May 17th 1881 - Sept 9th 1884 East Indies Sept 10th 1884 - Sept 24th 1885 Home Sept 25th - 1885 - July 3rd 1888.
Indian General Service Medal with Clasp ' Bhootan ' , Indian Mutiny Medal , South Africa War Medal No Clasp . Huskisson could speak French . He married Mary Ann Humphrys on the 27th May 1871 at Belfast . They had 3 children , Eleanor Eva b 8th March 1872 , baptised at Singapore , Strait Settlements . William Gordon b 23rd Dec 1877 , baptised at Hong Kong . Muriel Mary b 24th Feb 1877 , baptised St. Peter's Port Guernsey. cheers 90th.