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The Rifle Brigade Chronicles 1898

The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1800 to provide sharpshooters, scouts for its many skirmishers and battles in the Baltic expedition, Peninsular Wars, Crimean War, Indian Mutiny through to the Mahdist Wars.

 

The Chronicles provide a Calendar of the Rifle Brigades battles, skirmishes and events for the past 100 years and includes;

 

Roll of Past Officers showing War Services.

 

A brief account of the Battle of Khartoum - in which Kitchener who was sent to avenge the death of General Gordon and reconquer the Sudan, won fame in 1898 for winning the Battle of Omdurman (a suburb of Khartoum) and securing control of the Sudan after which he was given the title "Lord Kitchener of Khartoum" - is included as well as other fights and letters to the editor.

Details generally include name, rank, regiment and promotions.

 

The Chronicles include; Roll of Past Officers on the Active List and Roll of Officers of the Rifle Brigade serving with the Battalions and Extra Regimentally employed. Regimental Records of the Battalion, Companies and Musketry as well as Sports and Pastimes of which Cricket, Football and Athletics teams are listed. Includes regimental medals and trophies, an Obituary section is also listed.

 

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