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"Captain Pigott, was born 13 January 1859, son of Sir Charles Robert Pigott, 3rd Baronet, and Mary Louisa (who died in 1873), daughter of Captain C Hallowell Carew, RN, of Beddington Park, Surrey. He joined the 60th King's Royal Rifles; served in the Zulu War, 1879 (Medal with clasp); in the Boer War, 1881, with Mounted Infantry; in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882, in which he was dangerously wounded. He received the Medal, Bronze Star, the 5th Class Medjidie, and was promoted Captain, and given a troop in the 21st Lancers. He served in the Eastern Sudan Campaign in 1884 (two clasps); with the Nile Expedition, 1884-5 (two clasps). He was given the Brevet of Major in 1886, and in the same year married Fanny Ada, daughter of the Reverend Wellesley Pole Pigott, and Fanny, daughter of Bernard Granville, of Wellesbourne Hall, Warwickshire, and they had two children: Berkeley and Florence Ada Cecile. He served on the West Coast of Africa, 1887-8; and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 9 March 1888]: "Charles Berkeley Pigott, Major, 21st Lancers". For services in Burma. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel in 1896, and created a CB. Lieutenant Colonel Pigott took part in the Ashanti Expedition of 1895-96, and was made Commandant of Kumasi. All his promotions were Brevet, for services, and he was mentioned many times in Despatches. Lieutenant Colonel C B Pigott died 12 September 1897. Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)"
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Subject: Re: Captain CHARLES BERKELEY PIGOTT, Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:06 pm
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Subject: Charles Berkeley Piggot Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:27 am
C.B.Pigott Joined the 60th Rifles at Fort Chelmesford in May 79 and served with it during the remainder of the war , including the advance of Crealock's Divis to Port Durnford , and the second advance to Ulundi . From Mack & Shadbolt . Cheers 90th