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Side drum, 1799 (c). Used on the Walcheren Expedition presented to 1st Bn King's Own Regiment by Maj Gawne, 1900. Used by the 3rd Battalion 4th (or the King’s Own) Regiment of Foot. Front painted dark, possibly royal blue, decorated with crowned garter with George III cypher, regimental name and, inscribed into a brass plaque, a presentation inscription. Flesh hoops and drum heads whole. Ten holes with brass joining plate; plain drag rope over four cords. Three ball legs on lower hoop. One of thirteen drums, 1799 (c)-1945 (c). Gawne rose to command 2nd Battalion as Lieutenant Colonel. It was in that role that he died on 12th December 1900, of wounds received the previous day on ‘Lancaster Hill’, Vryheid, South Africa.

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