The King's Royal Rifle Corps

HH Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein

Prince Christian Victor Albert Ludwig Ernest Anton was the eldest son of Prince and Princess Christian.

1867 Born on 14th April
1888 Second Lieutenant in KRRC
1890 Lieutenant
1891 Hazara Expedition: Orderly officer to Maj-General Elles
1891 Miranzai Expedition: Sangar and Mastan
1892 Isazai Expedition
1895 Ashanti: ADC to Maj-Gen Sir Francis Scott
1896 Captain
1898 Sudan: Staff Officer to the troops on the gunboat flotilla
1899 Gazetted for special services in South Africa
1900 ADC to Lord Roberts (August)
1900 Oct 29th died of enteric fever in Pretoria, aged 33

Described as "a gallant officer and a prince, a delightful comrade, as popular as he was genial. He preferred to take his share of the country's work and fight shoulder to shoulder with her defenders. His last wish was characteristic of his noble nature - he desired no royal resting place but elected to be buried by the side of his comrades."

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