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Pair, Major General E. Tanner, C.B. who commanded

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Pair, Major General E. Tanner, C.B. who commanded

2Nd. Battlion, 8Th. Foot at the storming of Peiwar Kotal, Afghan Campaign, 1878-80. The Most Distinguished Order of the Bath, Companions breast badge, in Gold and enamels, complete with Gold ribbon bar, hallmarks for 1881, slight enamel flaking on reverse, about very fine; Afghanistan Medal, clasp PEIWAR KOTAL, officially engraved: LT. COLONEL EDWARD TANNER. Nearly very fine. Both contained within period custom made, fitted case of issue, by Collingwood, London. Case showing age and wear, very good condition. Tanner, Maj.-Gen. Edward, CB 1881; retired full pay; born in 1839; son of Joseph Bouverie Hussey Tanner, Wexcombe, Wilts; m 1867, Georgina Wyndham ( d 1910), d of Gen. George William Prowlett Bingham, CB, The Vines, Rochester. Entered Army, 1855; Captain, 1860; Major 1869; Lieut-Col 1877; Col 1881; Maj.-Gen. (retired) 1886; served Afghan Campaign, 1878-80 (despatches LG 7 November 1879, medal with clasp); formerly Lieut-Colonel Commandant 1st Batt. The King?s (Liverpool) Regt; commanded regiment at the storming of Peiwar Khotal, Afghan Campaign, 1878-80. Died 8 March 1916. Sold with copies of Service Records.
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