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Wilton Rifle Volunteers 1 month 1 week ago #71069

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According to the IWM website there is a memorial tablet in the Wilton Town Council Chambers, Kingsbury Square, Wilton, Wiltshire SP2 0BA which list the names of the six local rifle volunteers. Does anyone have a photo of this tablet or know if it is accessible to the public?

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Wilton Rifle Volunteers 1 month 3 days ago #71256

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I have had a most helpful reply and photos from Mark Bastick, Assistant to the Town Clerk, Wilton Town Council, with photos as requested. My thanks to him.

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My interest stemmed from this recent purchase.





The presentation was reported in the Salisbury and Winchester Journal on Saturday 20th January 1900.

"THE VOLUNTEERS AND THE WAR.- 5 of the H company have been accepted for service in South Africa, Viz. Lieut. R. H. Kendle, Sergt. E. Hibberd, Bugler Smith, Private Petty and Private Cousins. Each was presented with the customary shilling by the Earl of Pembroke on being sworn in."

Robert Hastings Kendle went on to serve with the Suffolk Regiment in WW1 and was killed in action at Suvla in 1915. He his commemorated in the Priory Church of St Mary and St Michael in Great Malvern.



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