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THE HISTORY OF THE 50TH
Fyler, Colonel.

THE HISTORY OF THE 50TH

Or (The Queen’s Own) Regiment From the earliest date to the Year 1881. Chapman and Hall 1895.
1st Ed. Royal 8vo. xviii + 380pp. 2 colour uniform plates, 2 colour plates of regimental colours, 12 text maps, 19 maps including 3 folding. 1 gathering detached, some browning, contemporary gilt rule edged half leather with cloth boards, silver motif to upper board, corners rubbed, gilt motifs and ruling with gilt lettered label to spine. Colonel Arthur Evelyn Fyler (d. 1904) was in the 50th Queen’s Own West Kent Regiment, which he joined in 1853. He saw action in the Crimean War (October 1853 – March 1856), and was involved in the battle of Alma and Inkerman and the siege and fall of Sevastopol. He was involved in the latter part of the New Zealand Wars, that took place from 1845 to 1872 between the New Zealand government and the indigenous Maori. He commanded the first battalion of his regiment throughout the Egyptian war of 1882, and was present at the action of Kassassin, when on 28 August and again on 9 September 1882 the Egyptian army led by Ahmed Urabi Pasha attacked the British troops in order to recapture the Suez Canal. He obtained his captaincy in 1859, his majority in 1872, his lieutenant-colonelcy in 1880, and his colonelcy in 1883, in which year he retired. He died at The Bury aged 72.
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