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PostSubject: Colonel R. C. Whitehead    Colonel R. C. Whitehead  EmptyMon Apr 02, 2018 11:04 pm

"Colonel R. C. Whitehead served with the 97th Regiment in the Crimea from the 20th Nov. 1854, including the
siege and fall of Sebastopol, and was of the storming party a the assault of the Redans on the 8th September—mentioned in dispatches for " distinguished conduct" (Medal with Clasp, 5th Class of the Medjidie, and Turkish Medal).Commanded the 58th Foot in the Zulu war of 1879, and was present in the engagement at Ulundi (mentioned in dispatches, CB., Medal with Clasp)."
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel R. C. Whitehead    Colonel R. C. Whitehead  EmptyTue Apr 03, 2018 10:02 pm

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Robert Children Whitehead, circa mid-1860’s
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To add to the previous information his date of birth was 3rd August 1833.

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