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Major Oswald Barton Feilden

Birthplace:
- Brighton, England

Birthdate:
- 30 May 1832

Nationality:
- English

Height:
- 5 feet 9 inches

Family Background:
- Feilden's father was Joseph Feilden, M.P., of Witton Park, Blackburn, Lancashire

At Sandhurst:
- No

Foreign Languages:
- French

Career before Halifax:
- Ensign, 72nd Highlanders, 17 September 1850 (purchase)
- Lieutenant, 72nd Highlanders, 15 July 1853 (purchase)
- Captain, 72nd, 23 November 1855 (purchase)
- to 78th Highlanders by exchange, 29 October 1858
- Major, 2 October 1866 (non-purchase)

Medals & Awards:
- Medal and clasp (Crimea)
- Turkish medal

Postings while in NS Command:
- Halifax, 9 May 1869 to 15 August 1870
- Saint John, New Brunswick, 16 August 1870 to 21 May 1871
- Halifax, 22 May 1871 to 25 November 1871

Married:
- Caroline Susan Crosse, at Whittle [?], C. Woods, Lancashire, 22 August 1866, Church of England

Children:
- None

Career after Halifax:
- Retired by sale, with rank of lieutenant colonel, 17 March 1876

Feilden had served with the 72nd, Duke of Albany's Highlanders, at the siege and fall of Sebastopol in the Crimea. He, Captain Henry Frederick Rowley, and Surgeon Valentine Mumbee Macmaster were the only officers to serve with the 78th in Halifax who were members of the Royal United Services Institution. The latter two were "Annual Members"; but Feilden was a "Life Member", and also one of 238 "Corresponding Members of the Council.”  This might suggest that Feilden had a higher than average interest in the profession of soldiering. He was accompanied to Halifax by his wife and by a female servant.

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