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I was browsing the Victorian war Forum came across this photo. Can anyone put a name to him.

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PostSubject: Re: Doe's anyone know this chap.   Doe's anyone know this chap. EmptyThu Sep 03, 2009 6:53 pm

Hi littlehand

The photograph belongs to John Young.

I will try and remember who he is. :lol!:
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Hi littlehand

The man in the photograph is Lieutenant Charles Emilius Curll 24th.
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Could I ask what the history is behind this chap.
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Thanks 1879 Graves for your reply. Like Old H. it would be interesting to have some background on this chap.


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Date of Birth - 8th June 1856 at Hong Kong. 2nd Lieutenant, Leicestershire Militia 1st May 1877; to 24th Foot 14th September 1878; Lieutenant 23rd January 1879; Captain (1st Battalion) 5th January 1884; Major 9th June 1893; Lieutenant Colonel 29th November 1903; Brigadier General, Retired Pay 29th November 1907.
Adjutant, West Yorkshire Volunteer Engineers 15th April 1885 - 13th April 1891. Commanded 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers 29th November 1903 - 29th November 1907.
Served in South Africa 12th November 1878 - 12th January 1880 (WO76/233), including the Zulu War 1879, with the personal escort to Lord Chelmsford at Ulundi. Served in South Africa 22nd February 1904 - 20th May 1904.
South Africa Medal with Clasp 1879; Delhi Durbar Medal 1903.

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