The King's Royal Rifle Corps

Liscumb Morland

This picture and information was supplied by Sandra Teece, great-grandaughter of Rifleman Morland. He was born in Newark, Nottinghamshire in 1856, the son of a wood carver. He joined the 2nd battalion KRRC on 1st Nov 1877 at the age of 21 and marched with Lord Roberts on the famous Kabul to Kandahar 300 mile trek. The medals he wears are the Afghanistan medal and the Kabul to Kandahar Star. The Afghan medal has two clasps for KANDAHAR and AHMED KHEL, the ribbon being green with crimson stripes on each edge. The bronze star for the Kabul to Kandahar March has a rainbow ribbon with the colours blending, from the left; red, white, yellow, white and blue.

Lord Roberts visited Nottingham in 1901 and attended a dinner of the Crimean and Indian Mutiny Veterans Association. Morland and three other veterans of the March were invited to attend to meet Lord Roberts. The other three were Lance-Corporal Dilks, W Frost and Luke Revill, all of the 2nd Battalion KRRC. Morland left the army some time in the early 1880s. He died on 21st Jan 1908.

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