Richard Thomas Glyn

Richard Glyn was born in Meerut on 23rd Dec 1831. He served in the 82nd Regiment at the siege of Sevastopol. As a captain he exchanged to the 24th in Sep 1856. In this year he also married Anne Clements. He was with the regiment in India during the Indian Mutiny when it was stationed in the Punjab and suffered casualties from the Jhelum mutineers. He was with the 24th in the Transkei and Zulu campaigns where he commanded a brigade, and commanded the 1st Battalion 24th from Feb 1867 to June 1877. In 1882 he was promoted to major-general. He reached the rank of lieutenant-general and was appointed Colonel of the 24th Regiment from 29th May 1898 up to his death on 21st Nov 1900.

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