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RAYS GREAT ARTICLE, unfortunately
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Hi, I often take the opportunity to pick up scrap movements with good Fusee Chains and I saw these 3 movements and thought that I would bid on them. I took a close look at the movements and my interest quickened, hey 2 of them are very interesting. I know that the Moderators prefer separate postings but these came as a lot. One of them was made by "Parkinson & Bouts" and the other movement a "Farquharson, Bombay Army 1864", the 3rd movement is by "George Geddes". Captain Farquharson, left the Bombay Army in 1864 so maybe this was a presentation Pocket Watch, sadly no Case. Captain Later Major James Casamajor Farquharson Bombay Cavalry

James Farquharson was born on 20th of January, 1829, at sea "while crossing the line" and baptized on the 18th of May,
1829, at St Marylebone, London. He was the son of Charles Farquharson, Esq, of Lower Berkeley Street, and his wife Louisa.

James received a classical and mathematical education under the Rev. G. Greis of Wanstead, Essex. He was nominated as a
Cadet for the East India Company's Bombay Cavalry, for the 1847/8 season, by EIC Director Major-General Archibald
Galloway, at the recommendation of James' father, who was then described as "Captain, Retired"

James passed the Military Committee at East India House, London, on the 24th of November, 1847. He embarked for
India by the 'overland' route, i.e., via Marseilles and Egypt, on the 3rd of December, 1847, and was commissioned a Cornet
as of the same date.
Cornet Farquharson arrived at Bombay on the 28th of January, 1848, and was attached to the Bombay Horse Artillery.

He was directed to join its Headquarters at Poona pursuant to General Order dated 12 February 1848. However, before
joining the Horse Artillery, James was posted to the 2nd Bombay Cavalry by General Order dated 18 February 1848 and
was ordered to proceed and join his new regiment by General Order 18 April 1848.

James was promoted to Lieutenant on the 19th of October, 1849. He was granted a furlough to the UK on private affairs
from May 1855 to April 1857. During his absence from India he volunteered to serve with the Turkish Contingent Cavalry
in the Crimea from the 13th of Ju1y, 1855, to the 15th of June, 1856, with the local rank of Captain. Captain Farquharson
received the Turkish Crimea medal (unnamed as issued) for his services with the Turkish Contingent Cavalry. (Note that

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