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Richard Rakeley

Richard Rakeley

Extensive inscriptions verso give details of this soldier's decline and demise.

'R. Rakeley arrived at the Herbert Hospital Woolwich May 12th /76 - in the evening'.

'R. Rakeley died (this day) Sunday October 1st at 5 minutes to 1 o'clock (midday)'.

'R. Rakeley buried (this day) Wednesday 4th October 76 at Plumstead Cemetery. Started 1.30 from Herbert Hospital'.

'Gunner R. Rakeley / 2119 D. Battery, C Brigade / Royal Horse Artillery'.

Photographed in India by Bourne and Shepherd.

Code: 123784
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