William Charles Frederick Madden

William Charles Frederick Madden was born in 1842, the son of John Travers Madden and his wife Margaret who had 13 children. William was photographed here with other officers of the 2nd Battalion in 1872. His gold sleeve decoration shows him to be a captain at that time, aged 30. In 1883 he was a major in command of E Company who were disembarked on the Andaman Islands in December while the remainder of the 13th sailed on to Rangoon to take part in the Burma War of 1885-7. On 13 June 1890 he was given command of the 2nd Battalion 13th LI following the untimely death of the CO, Lieut-Col William Cox. His tenure of command was spent in Madras. On returning to Britain the battalion was posted to Devonport, and it was there, on 14 June 1894 that he retired from the army. He died in 1907.

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