The third of the Lambert copies, this one was presented by Colonel C E Duff CB in 1905.

Joseph Yorke, the third son of Philip, Earl of Hardwicke, entered the army at an early age.

He was aide-de-camp to the duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Fontenoy and was appointed Captain and Lieutenant Colonel in the 2nd Foot Guards.

He was subsequently aide-de-camp to King George II and in 1755 he was appointed Colonel of the 9th Foot.

In 1758 he was appointed Colonel of the 8th Dragoons. In 1788 he was elevated to the peerage, by the title of Lord Dover. He died in 1792.

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