1858 34th Regt. officer’s tunic & shako

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1858 34th Regt. officer’s tunic & shako

Postby plbramham » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:40 pm

On display at The National Army Museum in Chelsea are this Shako and tunic worn by Major Henry Bale of 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot c.1858.
After recovering from a Crimean War wound, Major Bale arrived in Calcutta in October 1857. In March 1858 the 34th were sent as reinforcements for Sir Colin Campbell’s final offensive against Lucknow. Bale died later that year.
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