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3853 Rfm William Salter, 2nd Bn, Rifle Brigade

Posted on: 22, May, 2017

This superb photograph of Rifleman William Salter, taken in December 1906, appears in the Rifle Brigade Chronicle for that year. William enlisted in the Rifle Brigade in 1854, serving in the Crimea, India and Africa. The RB Chronicle states, “In addition to the Crimean Medal with clasps for “Alma”, “Inkerman” and “Sebastopol”, the Indian Mutiny Medal […]

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Let’s put faces to the names

Posted on: 19, May, 2017

This is how it began: “Jack was killed”. Those three words were often repeated as I was growing up. John Frederick Nixon, or “Jack” as he was known to his family and friends, was my grandfather’s older brother, one of five Nixon boys who volunteered for King and Country during the First World War. Jack was […]

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