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TIRAH - SOME DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT CASUALTIES

From Volume 2 of "The History of the Devonshire Regiment"

by W. J. P. Aggett

"The 1st Battalion's casualty list for for its nine weeks in the Tirah Campaign was comparatively light. It saw little of the costly engagements experienced by the Dorsets.  It received no rewards for gallantry.

There is no doubt, however that its general standard of health was already dangerously low* before it ever joined the 1st Division. The overall cost of 1897 was 18 deaths and of the total of 175 men "sent home", 115 were "boarded" as invalids."

*The Devons had come to Tirah  from the permanent base at Peshawar - said to be the most fever-stricken camp in India. Most Devon Regiment men who remained in India fter the Tirah Campaign were later sent directly to South Africa to fight in the 2nd Boer War.

 

WILLIAM WEBB
829 Sergeant William Webb of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire regiment. Slightly wounded in the Sampagha Pass 29 October 1897. Gunshot wound to the right leg.
JOHN BLACKMORE
4403 Lance-Corporal John Thomas Blackmore of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Severely wounded 25 October 1897 at Karappa. Gunshot wound to the left foot.
FRANK MORGAN
3077 Drummer Frank Morgan of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Severely wounded  in the Sampagha Pass 29 October 1897. Gunshot wound to the right arm.
WILLIAM ACLAND
4041 Private William Acland of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Severely wounded at Mastura 13 November 1897. Gunshot wound to the right arm.
ALFRED BUTLER
453 Private Alfred Butler of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Severely wounded at Karappa 25 October 1897. Gunshot wound to the thigh.
GEORGE CARTWRIGHT
3431 Private George Cartwright of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Slightly wounded at Karappa 25 October 1897. Gunshot wound to the arm.
GEORGE CHILCOT
3019 Private George Chilcot of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Slightly wounded at Karappa 25 October 1897. Gunshot wound to the left thigh.
WALTER COLLINS
4174 Private Walter Joseph Collins of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Slightly wounded at Mastura 13 November 1897. Gunshot wound in the left thigh.
JOHN HINE
4061 Private John Hine of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Severely wounded at the Sampagha Pass 29 October 1897. Gunshot wound to the left shoulder.
JOHN LABRAM
3710 Private John Labram of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Dangerously wounded at Karappa 25 October 1897. Gunshot wound to the thigh which caused a fracture.
FREDERICK NORGATE
2733 Frederick Norgate of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Slightly wounded at the Gandakai 28 October 1897. Gunshot wound to the left arm.
GEORGE NORTON
3816 Private George Norton of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Slightly wounded at the Gandakai 28 October 1897. Gunshot wound in hand.
THOMAS REED
4118 Private Thomas Reed of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire regiment. Severely wounded at the Gandakai 28 October 1897. Gunshot wound in the back.
FREDERICK SHUTTS
3294 Private Frederick Shutts of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Slightly wounded at the Sampagha Pass 29 October 1897. Gunshot wound in the face.
JOHN TABRAM
3710 Private John Tabram of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Died at Rawalpindi 22 February 1898 from the effects of wounds received at Karappa aged 25.
JOHN  TIPTON
Private John Tipton of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Believed to have died of fever at Rawalpindi 5 December 1897 aged 22.

 

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