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Статья в Aldershot Military Gazette (18 May 1872), 3
On Saturday the inst., thirteen bandmasters of the division, assembled at the 1st Brigade Office, South Camp, at 3 in the afternoon, for the purpose of presenting to Major-General Lysons, C.B., a handsome illuminated address, executed by Messrs. Culleton, of London. Mr. Gassner, as president of the committee of bandmasters, in presenting it to General Lysons, said: - I am requested by my brother bandmasters present to you an address in which we express our acknowledgements of the kindness which you manifested towards us all during the progress of the arrangements for the late monster concert, and during the concert itself, and which, hope, that you will be pleased to accept. The address was follows:- MONSTER MILITARY CONCERT HELD IN RIDING SCHOOL, EAST CAVALRY BARRACKS, ALDERSHOT, On April 4th, 5th and 6th, 1872. At a general meeting of the bandmasters of the division, held on the 8th April, 1872, it was unanimously carried that a letter should be forwarded to Major General D. Lysons, C.B., to express how fully they recognised his unquestionably good judgment in directing the management of this concert, undertaken on so large a scale, and his unusual knowledge of matters musical. The bandmasters further desire to thank him for the impartial kindness, consideration, and support, they at all times received from him while carrying out his wishes, and they would consider themselves fortunate, under similar circumstances, should they have energetic a gentleman at their head - Signed, Mr. Charles Cousins, 2nd Dragoon Guards; Mr. Vandenheuvel, 7th Hussars; Mr. A. Seume, 9th Lancers; Mr. Curry, 2nd batt. 4th; Mr. W. Allen, 2nd batt. 15th; Mr. J. Holt, 2nd batt. 17th; Mr. C. J. Hurst, 2nd batt. 22nd; Mr. L. Werner, 27th Regiment; Mr. J. Bayley, 46th Regiment; Mr. G. Gassner, 50th Regiment; Mr. Hecker, 82nd Regiment; Mr. W. T. Cole. 99th Regiment; Mr. Walsh, 100th Regiment; Mr. C. Luschwitz, 102nd Regiment ...