Departure of the Border Regiment

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Departure of the Border Regiment

Postby kerchi » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:26 pm

DEPARTURE OF THE BORDER REGIMENT

The 1st battalion of the Border Regiment (35th Foot) which been stationed at Dover since December 1890, left here yesterday for Woolwich in the troopship Assistance. The vessel arrived early in the morning, and soon after seven the Borders marched down to the Admiralty Pier from their quarters at the Shaft Barracks headed by their hand. It is usual for the other regiments to send their bands to play the outgoing regiment away, but on this occasion all the other regimental bands were away from Dover. The embarkation quickly proceeded under the direction of Colonel O'Brien, R.E., who in command during the absence of Lord William Seymour and shortly after eleven, the big troopship steamed away. A very large crowd had assembled on the Pier, and many hearty cheers testified the popularity of the Borders.

Published in the Dover Express - Friday 26th May, 1893
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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