An Indian Mutiny Medal for the Relief of Lucknow to Lieutenant R.H.F.M. Skinner, 82nd Regiment, finished a Lieutenant-Colonel
Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Relief of Lucknow (LIEUt R.H.F.M. SKINNER, 82ND REGt)
Robert Francis Henry MacGregor-Skinner, Lieutenant-Colonel 82nd Foot. Born 20th December 1834 in Banff. The son of Cortland George MacGregor Skinner and Christina Grant. Entered King William College, Isle of Man, March 1846 left October 1851. Commissioned as Ensign by purchase 79th Foot 17th December 1852. Ensign by exchange to 82nd Foot, 26th July 1853, Lieutenant by purchase 18th August 1854., Captain 6th September 1861, 82nd Foot. Captain in Military Train (Cavalry) 1865. Brevet Major. Staff Officer of Pensioners, Omagh 1869, Promoted to Major 1874. Retired on half pay and promoted Lieutenant-Colonel 1881. Dropped the Skinner surname around 1869. He married Mary Jane Remington in Trinity Church, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland, daughter of Thomas Remington. He had a son Arthur Cortland Macgregor who was a Major in the Royal Artillery and who died in 1894. Another brother was Cortland George MacGregor a Captain in 35th Foot. Served in the Indian Mutiny 1857-58, 2nd Relief of Lucknow, the defeat of the Gwalior Contingent at Cawnpore. He died in 1899.
With basic research and a copy photograph of a small group of the 82nd Regiment.