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Major William Bentinck Swinton (India) - Swinton Parish Ch

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Major William Bentinck Swinton (India) - Swinton Parish Ch Reply with quote

One of numerous members of the Swinton line who died in service.


To the Glory of God
In Memory of
William Bentinck Swinton
Major Madras Light Cavalry
Killed 4th June 1876



Born 20th September 1835.

One online source says he died in India of a 'fall from his horse'.




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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent BACSA site confirms the 'fall from a horse':

http://bacsa.frontisgroup.com/bin/aps_detail.php?id=544916

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Entry from 1. Lists of burials and inscriptions.
Surname SWINTON
Given Names Bentinck
Deceased Rank Lieut Capt & Brevet Major Cadre
Deceased Occupation late 8th Madras Light Cavalry
Death Date 4 June 1876
Cause of Death fall from horse
Place of Death Secunderabad
Inscription In Memory of Lieut Bentinck Swinton, Capt & Brevet Major Cadre of the late 8th Regt. Madras Light Cavalry, killed by a fall from his horse when he was Field Officer of the Day, at Secunderabad, 4 June 1876
Church / Cemetery Main Cemetery, Secunderabad
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