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Help reading original documents 1 month 2 weeks ago #75559

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Hi,

I'm hoping that someone who has more experience reading original documents from the era of the SAC can decipher what some of the information I have says.
I found my grandfather Nelson E.M. Henry (Listed Henry NEM) through microfilms on the website: www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/5436...%20History%20Library
Document page 1
I cannot make out the rank of my grandfather as referenced near the top of this page. I also can't make out the Promotion To Rank referenced by his name. As well I'm wondering what the (230) means in this column.
Document page 2
I'm wondering what the (869) (862) (858) might refer to in the Remarks column.
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This pic represents what I thought I could read in the document, if you think I've misread any of the information, please let me know.

Any help reading these documents would be greatly appreciated.

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Help reading original documents 1 month 2 weeks ago #75560

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Welcome to the forum......

Here is what I found...... From Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa.....

Item: N E HENRY
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Given Name(s): N E
Surname: HENRY
Regiment: South African Constabulary
Regimental number: 1978
Type of Records: Other records
Remarks: Nominal roll
File Number: HQ903-1
Volume: 6562
Page Number: 6
Reference: RG 24
Item Number: 18730

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Item: Nelson Edwain Molley HENRY
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Given Name(s): Nelson Edwain Molley
Surname: HENRY
Type of Records: Land applications
File Number: 4792
Volume: 127
Series: A1b
Reference: RG 38
Item Number: 2884

His rank was: 1st CLASS TROOPER
He is also mentioned in the book "NO COLOURS, NO DRUMS" The History of the Canadians in the South African Constabulary....

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Also if you are interested look here......

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/21-uniforms-b...n-constabulary#21021

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Hi Mike,

Thank you very much for your quick reply. I'll look into the Library and Archives site, thanks for that information.

When you list he was mentioned in the Book "No Colours, No Drums" is that where you got the information on his rank? 1st Class Trooper.
Is that all that is mentioned, his name and rank?

On his headstone it says Constable, but I'm guessing that refers to his position, not rank. Headstone reads: Nelson EM Henry - Constable - S.A. Constabulary - 17 Nov 1952 Age 79

Is there somewhere I can find a list of the ranks in order, that were used by the SAC?

Once again thank you for your quick reply and thanks in advance if you can answer my additional questions.
Peter

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Great info, thank you

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BCPete wrote: Hi Mike,

When you list he was mentioned in the Book "No Colours, No Drums" is that where you got the information on his rank? 1st Class Trooper.
Is that all that is mentioned, his name and rank?

On his headstone it says Constable, but I'm guessing that refers to his position, not rank. Headstone reads: Nelson EM Henry - Constable - S.A. Constabulary - 17 Nov 1952 Age 79

Is there somewhere I can find a list of the ranks in order, that were used by the SAC?

Peter


Hi Peter......

Yes that book has the history of the Canadians in the SAC...... He was a member of "E" Troop and the book will tell what the Troop did more than individuals.....

During the war they were called Troopers and after the war Constables.....

Recruit
3rd Class Trooper (Constable)
2nd Class Trooper (Constable)
1st Class Trooper (Constable)
Corporal
Sergeant
etc......

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