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Re: St. John S. Taylor

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:31 pm
by Will
Jordan this will be of interest to you: "mentioned in Sir Hope Grant’s despatch for “ most conspicuous gallantry,”

He was ADC to Major General C. C. Fraser served as Orderly Officer to Brigadier Campbell at the affair of Munseata nemAllahabad, on the 5th Jan. 1858, and subsequently with the 7th Hussars in the Indian mutiny campaign from Feb. to July 1858, and from Dec. 1858 to March 1859, and was present at the affair of Meengunge, siege and capture of (Lucknow, affairs of Barree and Sirsee (horse wounded), action of Nawabgimge (severely wounded whilst leading a squadron against a body of Gazzie fanatics, mentioned in Sir Hope Grant’s despatch for “ most conspicuous gallantry,” Brevet of Major), throughout the Trans-Gogra campaign, including the affair near Churda and pursuit, taking the Fort of Meejeedia, attack on Bankee with pursuit to the Raptee (Victoria Cross for “conspicuous and cool-gallantry”), advance into Nepaul and affair at Sitkaghat (Medal with Clasp). Served in the Abyssinian campaign in 1868 as Commandant at Head Quarters and in charge of the outposts, and was present at the action of Arogee and capture of Magdala (mentioned in despatches “ for unceasing vigilance,” C'B., and Medal). Has been awarded the Royal Humane Society’s Medal of the First Class.

Re: St. John S. Taylor

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:37 pm
by Chris A
Will wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Jordan this will be of interest to you: "mentioned in Sir Hope Grant’s despatch for “ most conspicuous gallantry,”

He was ADC to Major General C. C. Fraser served as Orderly Officer to Brigadier Campbell at the affair of Munseata nemAllahabad, on the 5th Jan. 1858, and subsequently with the 7th Hussars in the Indian mutiny campaign from Feb. to July 1858, and from Dec. 1858 to March 1859, and was present at the affair of Meengunge, siege and capture of (Lucknow, affairs of Barree and Sirsee (horse wounded), action of Nawabgimge (severely wounded whilst leading a squadron against a body of Gazzie fanatics, mentioned in Sir Hope Grant’s despatch for “ most conspicuous gallantry,” Brevet of Major), throughout the Trans-Gogra campaign, including the affair near Churda and pursuit, taking the Fort of Meejeedia, attack on Bankee with pursuit to the Raptee (Victoria Cross for “conspicuous and cool-gallantry”), advance into Nepaul and affair at Sitkaghat (Medal with Clasp). Served in the Abyssinian campaign in 1868 as Commandant at Head Quarters and in charge of the outposts, and was present at the action of Arogee and capture of Magdala (mentioned in despatches “ for unceasing vigilance,” C'B., and Medal). Has been awarded the Royal Humane Society’s Medal of the First Class.
Who does this refer to ?

Re: St. John S. Taylor

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:44 am
by Will
St John Taylor was appointed ADC to CC Fraser in 1880 (see Jordans reply of copied newspaper text. )

Re: St. John S. Taylor

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:36 am
by Chris A
Ah, I see. It read as if it was referring to Taylor.

Chris.

Re: St. John S. Taylor

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:53 pm
by Will
Finally here. Etching is within an inch of the point which is not usual. Blade is 35 1/2 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide by 5/16th inches thick, a fairly heavy blade and numbered 875 with only Hawkes remaining. The proved disc is Wilkinson and has checkered pommel and back strap partially checkered.