44th Essex Sports Day 1867
In June 1867 the 44th Regiment of Foot held their annual sports day at Aldershot Cricket Ground.
Although the weather was poor several Officers and their ladies attended.
The stewards were
Lt Colonel Preston , E C Piggott, T S Irvine and W H M'Harg.
Colonel Browne CB acted as judge.
1/2 mile race - 1st Pte W Bantock K Coy 2nd Pte Amery I Coy
Running Long Jump - 1st Pte Naylor 2nd Pte Giblin
1/4 mile race 1st Pte Hammond F Coy 2nd Pte C Bantock C Coy 3rd Pte Copestick
Standing Long Jump 1st Pte Naylor H Coy
100 Yards Flat Race - 1st Pte Amery I Coy
High Jump 1st Pte Goldsmith K Coy
Putting the Shot 1st Pte Gaffney H Coy
200 yard Hurdles - 1st Pte Naylor H Coy 2nd Pte Roberts D Coy
Hop, Step and Jump 1st Pte Naylor H Coy
Veterans Race - 1st Sgt Menary D Coy
Race in Cock Fighting Order - 1st Pte Goldsmith K Coy
Boys under 16 yrs 300 yards 1st Bandsman Martin 2nd Drummer Haine
Sack Race 1st Sgt Menary 2nd Pte Marsden
Flat race 150 yards for soldiers sons 1st Jamison 2nd Bradley 3rd Martin
Three Legged Race 1st Ptes Giblin & Goldsmith 2nd Ptes Munson & hennessy
Consolation Stakes over 300 yards 1st Pte Copestick H Coy