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Captain H. H. Burn, 2nd Bn Coldstreams


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Can anyone tell me what Coy. of the 2nd C.G. Captain Burn commanded until his death, 16 September 1916? My many sources have not yielded an answer. Thank You

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A letter from Burn in the Winchester School archives dated June 12, 1916, says he was commanding A Coy, 'but I do not know whether it will be for good or not'.

Mike

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Thanks Mike I saw the letter as well but read it as "a" Company not Coy A. The letters from that young man reflect such an optimistic happy outlook while Winchester lads were dying all about. Thanks Ralph

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Ralph - Forum member Coldstreamer (there's a clue in the name!) may well drop by with some gen.

Out of interest, one should correctly never use the form Coldstreams - always Coldstream (no "s" on the end). Just thought I'd pass it on: they apparently can get quite touchy about it!

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Thanks Mike I saw the letter as well but read it as "a" Company not Coy A. The letters from that young man reflect such an optimistic happy outlook while Winchester lads were dying all about. Thanks Ralph

Hi,

Wouldn't be A Company - Coldstream

Companies numbered 1 to 4.

Steve Y

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Thanks Steven for the correction. It may be a generational family issue. Let me explain. My Great-Great Grandfather Jacob Bennett, 1st Sgt, Co. K, 31st Virginia Infantry, CSA, met Colonel Arthur Fremantle, of HM Coldstream Guards (English representative to the Confederate Army) on July 2, 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Jacob wrote home to his wife Elizabeth saying that he had met an interesting English officer with "the Cold Mountain Guards". So, I have much improved since grandfather Jacob, only missing it by one letter. Thanks, Ralph

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