IGS 1854, BHOOTAN, OFFICER, 55th REGIMENT / BORDER REGIMENT & TOWER HAMLETS RIFLES
IGS 1854 With Bhootan Clasp
William Martin Frobisher
Born 4th May 1839 at Cheltenham, the only son of Major Thomas Frobisher, D.L., J. P. for the county of Gloucester.
Major Thomas Frobisher, J.P., D. L. Late Major, 55th Bengal N. I. (served from 1804 – 1833). He lived at 15 Lansdowne Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. Born 1791, Died 8th January 1863.
In the 1851 census he was attending The Temple Grammar School, Brighton.
Commissioned ensign, 55th Foot, by purchase, 19th December 1856, aged 17 and 3 months.
Lieutenant, without purchase, 28th March 1859
Served on the Bhootan expedition 1865 including the recaptured Dewangiri.
Captain, by purchase, 15 June 1866
7th August 1866 exchanged from the 55th Foot to 34th Foot as a Captain.
On the 6th November 1866 he married Catherine Ann Marriot in Trinity Church, Westbourne Terrace, London. She was the 2nd daughter of Frederick Marriott.
On the 31st December 1867, in St Helier, Jersey, his wife gave birth to a daughter, Kathleen Rose
Retired Captain 34th Foot, by sale of commission, 5th January 1870
Commissioned Captain, 1st Royal Tower Hamlets (Kings Own Light Infantry) Militia 21st April 1871
Promoted Honorary Major 22nd May 1878
At the time of 1871 & 1881 census the family was residing at Fishlake House, 177 Herbert Road, Plumstead, Woolwich, London
Promoted Major and honourary Lt-Col 11th June 1892
Retired 10th October 1894 from 7th (Militia) battalion, Rifle Brigade (formerly 1st or King's Own Royal Tower Hamlets Militia)
At the time of the 1911 Census he was a widower living at 6 Campden Hill Square, Kensington, London.
Died 17th May 1922 in 6 Campden Hill Square, Kensington, London, aged 83.
His IGS 1854-95 is his only campaign medal entitlement
Lightly polished GVF or better & complete with medal roll details