"Major A. HARDING, lhalf pay, also retires on retired pay, September 7th.
He was appointed Surgeon, August 4tll, 1878, and Surgeon-Major twelve
years thereafter; he was placed on half-pay on account of ill-health in
June last. He was in the Zulu war in 1879, in medical charge of the 57th
of Foot, being present in the engagement at Gingindhlovu and at the relief
of Ekowe (medal and clasp); in the Boer war of i88i in medical charge of
Fort Marabastadt from December, 1880, till Marcl, 1881 (mentioned in
despatches); subsequently at Pretoria and Standerton until the withdrawal
of the Britislh troops ; in the Egyptian war of I882 with No. 2 Bearer
Company, being present at the action at Kassasin on September gth, and
at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir (medal and clasp. and Khedive's star); and in
the Nile Expedition in I884-85, when he took part with the Desert Column
under Sir Herbert Stewart, and was present at the actions at Abu Klea
and Abu Kmu, aild in the reconnaissance before Metammeh (miientioned in
despatches, two clasps)."