SHOOTING TROPHY- HELP WANTED

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SHOOTING TROPHY- HELP WANTED

Postby ploughman » 04 Sep 2017 11:26

I have just acquired a silver shooting trophy ( hallmarked 1894 ) and wondered if any one has any info on any of the soldiers listed on it or indeed what 'F Co SHOOTING CLUB' was . One of the officers listed as presenting the cup Lt RR Mellor may well be this person : 'Major RR Mellor, c/o Thomas Cook & Sons Esq, Yokohama'. From Kobe. During this stay in Japan ( 1904 ) , he served as an observer in Russo-Japanese War? [2nd Volunteer Battalion, the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Captain R. R.Mellor is granted the honorary rank of Major. Dated 10th September, 1904] ..
Any further info gratefully received.
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Re: SHOOTING TROPHY- HELP WANTED

Postby Frogsmile » 04 Sep 2017 12:51

Sergeant Instructor P Creighton is either from the School of Musketry, Hythe (most likely) or the School of Gymnasia, Aldershot (less likely, but possible).
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Re: SHOOTING TROPHY- HELP WANTED

Postby ploughman » 04 Sep 2017 14:18

Frogsmile wrote:Sergeant Instructor P Creighton is either from the School of Musketry, Hythe (most likely) or the School of Gymnasia, Aldershot (less likely, but possible).


thank you ... is that on the basis of his trade / rank ?
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Re: SHOOTING TROPHY- HELP WANTED

Postby Frogsmile » 04 Sep 2017 14:35

ploughman wrote:
Frogsmile wrote:Sergeant Instructor P Creighton is either from the School of Musketry, Hythe (most likely) or the School of Gymnasia, Aldershot (less likely, but possible).


thank you ... is that on the basis of his trade / rank ?


Yes, the formal title of sergeant instructor was unique to the School of Musketry and the Army Gymnastic Staff.
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Re: SHOOTING TROPHY- HELP WANTED

Postby ploughman » 04 Sep 2017 20:53

Frogsmile wrote:
ploughman wrote:
Frogsmile wrote:Sergeant Instructor P Creighton is either from the School of Musketry, Hythe (most likely) or the School of Gymnasia, Aldershot (less likely, but possible).


thank you ... is that on the basis of his trade / rank ?


Yes, the formal title of sergeant instructor was unique to the School of Musketry and the Army Gymnastic Staff.


that is very interesting , thank you
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