Mr. Thomas C. Carton is promoted from acting-corporal to Corporal of His Majesty's 35th Regiment of Foot, Grenadier Company - Revolutionary War section.
Mr. Michael J. Grillo is promoted from private soldier to Lance Corporal of Her Majesty's 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot, Grenadier Company - Early Victorian section.
Corporal Carton and Lance Corporal Grillo are hereby empowered with the authorities of their respective ranks and entrusted with the responsibilities of the same. Tom Carton, a member of the Royal Sussex Society for the last 12 years, has demonstrated exceptional dedication, knowledge, research, and committed no small amount of time and energy to the 35th Regiment. Tom serves in every time period of the Society and has done so commendably. He served as the head of the Society's Napoleonic/1812 Bicentennial efforts from 2012-2015 and spearheaded research on the regiment during the Indian Mutiny and its participation with the Nile Expedition Camel Corps. Tom's energy, passion, and example make him a fine section leader.
Corporal Carton has earned the following Society awards: The Waterloo Medal, India Mutiny Medal, Egypt 1882 Medal, Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, and Queen's South Africa Medal.
Mike Grillo has been part of the Royal Sussex Society since its earliest days as a key advisor and supporter. As a museum educator, professional historical interpreter, and student of the British army, Mike brings some 28 years of reenactment experience, having served in the line, as an NCO, and as an officer during his time. A talented tailor with an eye for detail, Mike's leadership will serve our early Victorians well.
Lance Corporal Grillo has earned the following Society awards: Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal and Long Service & Good Conduct stripe.