This is a goldmine for historians, medallists and genealogists; here are nominal rolls of officers and men of the two regiments present at the various campaigns and battles for which medals were awarded. Prior to 1881 they were two separate regiments and the lists are shown under 42nd and 73rd Foot, but in 1881 they became the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Black Watch and are listed accordingly. This fascinating record begins with Waterloo and continues with the Peninsula, Kaffir Wars, Crimea, Indian Mutiny, Gold Coast, Egypt, Suakin, Sudan and on to S Africa (1899-1902). Where there were clasps awarded for battles in a campaign the entitlement to a particular clasp is shown. A remarks/comments column provides additional information on indivduals such as deaths, casualties, discharges, desertions, forfeitures. Victoria Cross awards (with citations), and those of the DSO, DCM, MSM, LSGCM constitute separate lists as do awards to Volunteers and Territorials. Also included are the affiliated Royal Highlanders of Canada (5th Regiment) and the New South Wales Scottish Rifle Regiment. Wonderful stuff!
Capt John Stewart
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ix+350pp. SB 2001 N&MP Reprint of 1911 Original Edition
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