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Colonel Edmund Jeffreys
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Colonel Edmund Jeffreys

Commissioned an ensign in the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers)
on 16 June 1825, Edmund Richard Jeffreys (1808-1889) received a brevet
lieutenant-colonelcy on 20 June 1854 and as senior major commanded the
four companies of the 88th that were present at the Battle of Inkerman. He
was wounded and returned home, taking command on 16 March 1855 of the
Depot Battalion at Parkhurst, Isle of Wight. He retired with the rank of
lieutenant-general in 1878, and in 1881 was appointed honorary general,
and Colonel of the 63rd (The West Suffolk) Regiment, later the Manchester
Jeffreys is shown wearing his Companion Badge of the Order of the Bath,
Crimean War Medal with three clasps, Order of the Mejidie and
Turkish Crimean War Medal.