Colonel Commandant Royal Marines 1863-1864

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Colonel Commandant Royal Marines 1863-1864

Postby Josh&Historyland » 05 Feb 2018 02:10

I'm a little punch drunk from going through the RM papers that I photographed last year at the National Archvies regarding the marine battalion's service in Japan, so I'd appreciate some help. There is a name appended to a few documents that looks like it is Gascoigne with two letters I cannot read put before it. His rank was Colonel Commandant at Plymouth as far as I can see, and the paper's in question date from 1863 to 1864. Is there any way to check if an officer of this name served in such a capacity?

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Re: Colonel Commandant Royal Marines 1863-1864

Postby colsjt65 » 05 Feb 2018 03:07

Hart's 1864, p. 344 (https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=wOwNAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=snippet&q=Gascoigne&f=false) confirms that John Hawkins Gascoigne CB. was Colonel Commandant Royal Marines, Plymouth.
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Re: Colonel Commandant Royal Marines 1863-1864

Postby Josh&Historyland » 05 Feb 2018 12:14

Ah! Smart work, dear chap. Many thanks.
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