Reference numberHINCH 9/249-251
TitleLetter; Granville Vernon, Huntingdon, to 7th Earl of Sandwich.
DescriptionSends Army Form E.536 and letter from Mr. Umfreville and the Rev. Mr. Faithfull, together with a letter to Mr. Faithfull from Lord Otho Fitzgerald. There will not be a vacancy for a subaltern until Frank Rooper is promoted Captain; which should be in the next Gazette. Colonel F. Rooper says he would be very glad if Lord Sandwich could fill up the vacancies. Colonel Hawley has got the command at The Mauritius, and will be leaving Bedford immediately: he will not inspect the 5/K.R.R. again. The recruits here are a steady lot and are getting on well. Enclosed: 1) Letter Otho Fitzgerald, Oakley Court, Windsor, to [Rev. Mr. Faithfull] I should be very much obliged if you could place the name of my son Gerald before Lord Sandwich for a commission in the 5th Battalion of King's Royal Rifle Corps. Hopes Mr. Granville Vernon will interest himself in Gerald's behalf. 7th March 1882 2) Letter S.E. Umfreville, Greenhithe, Kent, to Major Vernon, Adjutant, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Sends a letter from Sir J.M. Burgoyne to Col,. Sir John Stokes. Asks if there is still a vacancy for a subaltern, and if so, asks if he may send the usual form E563 for his son. 8th March 1882
Date9th March 1882
CreatorNameMontagu family, Earls of Sandwich of Hinchingbrooke
RepositoryHuntingdonshire Archives

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