A very good and scarce pair, one wonders what life, in Merthyr Tydfil was like for David Morgan after all that excitement, in particular, during 1900?
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We must not forget the British Army regulars! Frank got in ahead of IL with the nice Royal Fusiliers pair; so here is the QSA/KSA pair to "33644 Gunner D.Morgan, R.G.A" on QSA and "Pom Poms Sec; R.A." on KSA. This pair had an airing on the Forum some time ago and deserves another - given the subject. Very few lads with the Pom Poms.
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My purpose of my initial post was to mark the anniversary of the relief of Mafeking on 17th May 1900 - and to draw attention to that date I submitted a pic of the trio awarded to Lt./Capt. A.J.Forbes of the Rhodesia Regiment who was wounded during the relief operations. I was aware of the SAFF entry for Lt. Forbes; which stated his wounding was on 12th May 1900 at "Mafeking" and I was also aware of the book "Plumer's Men" by Robert Burrell; which stated Lt. Forbes was wounded during the fighting on 16th May 1900 - which led to Mafeking's relief the next day.
Based on the SAFF entry, there was some discussion about the correct date. I am now able to confirm that Lt. A.J.Forbes was indeed wounded on 16th May 1900 - based on a letter home from Major Weston-Jarvis concerning the advance on 16th May 1900 - that officer clearly states that "..Alec Forbes (was) shot through both legs".
Lt. Alec Forbes served with "E" Squadron of the Rhodesia Regiment under Capt. A.B.Cuming and there is reproduced in Vol.2 of "Rhodesia Served the Queen" a photograph of the atmospheric painting by Georges Lindermere (1901) showing "E" squadron, Rhodesia Regt. leaving Mafeking after the relief and the salute being received by Maj. General Baden Powell. Of course, Lt. Alec Forbes would presumably been having his wounds tended to on that day - but surely would have wished to have been there.
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