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Natal Carbineer casualties - D.M. Gray 9 years 8 months ago #2177

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Hi all

This question is probably aimed more at Brett Hendey than anyone else.

I today acquired a RoL clasp QSA to Tpr.D.M. Gray of the Natal Carbineers.

Gray was killed in action at Colenso on 15 December 1899.

I would like to know what action was on the go in which he would have lost his life.

Additionally, how many K.I.A.'s were there for the Carbineers in the ABW?

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Rory

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Re: Natal Carbineer casualties - D.M. Gray 9 years 8 months ago #2178

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Rory, I just had a look at the transcription of the casualty return for D.M.Gray. His rank is given as 'Trumpeter' on that but on the roll he's given as 'Trooper'.

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Re: Natal Carbineer casualties - D.M. Gray 9 years 8 months ago #2179

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Thanks Mark

I am not familiar with the casualty return. Is it in published format?

Please advise how I would go about getting a copy of this.

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Re: Natal Carbineer casualties - D.M. Gray 9 years 8 months ago #2180

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Rory, transcriptions of Boer War casualties can be viewed on Ancestry.com.

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Mark

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Re: Natal Carbineer casualties - D.M. Gray 9 years 8 months ago #2181

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Rory, looking at the other NC casualties for the 15 December 1899 I see there seem to be a lot of trumpeters. Unless the band was ambushed, I think a clerk somewhere thought Tpr meant 'Trumpeter' not 'Trooper'.

Trumpeter P Adie, Killed, Colenso, 15 Dec 1899,
Trumpeter J Agnew, Wounded, Colenso, 15 Dec 1899,
Trumpeter D M Gray, Killed, Colenso, 15 Dec 1899,
Trumpeter H N Jenner, Killed, Colenso, 15 Dec 1899,
Trumpeter E King, Wounded, Colenso, 15 Dec 1899,
Lieutenant D W McKay, Wounded, Colenso, 15 Dec 1899,
Trumpeter P E Smith, Wounded, Colenso, 15 Dec 1899,
Sergeant P J Stevens, Wounded, Colenso, 15 Dec 1899,
Trumpeter B W Warren, Killed, Colenso, 15 Dec 1899,
Lieutenant R W Wilson, Wounded, Colenso, 15 Dec 1899,

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Mark

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Re: Natal Carbineer casualties - D.M. Gray 9 years 8 months ago #2185

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The thought of ambushing the band made me laugh yesterday!
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