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2nd Battalion Departs Lichfield for South Africa, Dec 1899
The 2nd Battalion of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, based at Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, were mobilised for service in the South African War as part of the Lancashire Brigade. On 1st December 1899 the Mayor and Corporation of Lichfield presented an address, tobacco and cigarettes to the Battalion prior to their departure. The 2nd Battalion sailed for South African on the SS Dilwara embarking at Southampton on 2nd December 1899. The Battalion disembarked at Durban, Natal on 30th December 1899.
For more information we recommend The King's Own The Story of a Royal Regiment Volume 2 1814-1914 by Colonel Lionel I Cowper - the best history of the King's Own. On a CD-rom, viewable through a computer. Price including UK postage £12.75
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