This is now becoming a global conspiracy! I'm begining to think you are all in a cartel!
Frank, as before, with envy!
QSAMIKE wrote: Good Morning Frank.....
I knew I had a picture somewhere.....
CROUCH, W. J.
REG. NO.: 95
REGT: NATAL CARBINEERS
BARS: DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, LAING'S NEK, SOUTH AFRICA 1901
REMARKS / HISTORY:
1. NATAL REBELLION MEDAL, 1906 BAR, 95 W. J. CROUCH, NATAL CARBINEERS
In order to get your colour down from a mottled green to a more acceptable hue might I suggest that you venture down to the midlands of Natal in South Africa - the Carbineers "hunting ground" so as to speak - and, aided and abetted by the likes of myself and others of silmilar ilk and leanings, you acquire, first hand, from a family, a QSA which will make your heart leap with desire and your happiness know no bounds whilst filling, albeit momentarily, that so obvious gaping wound in your otherwise fine collection
I can recommend a good airline!
P.S. I won't spoli your day with mention of my latest acquisition - that to Captain (Dr.) R.A. Buntine of the Natal Voluntary Medocal Corps attached to - you guessed it - the Natal Carbineers!
Thanks very much for the kind post script, makes me feel so much better!
As regards the rest of your thoughtful post, I would remind you that if wishes were horses, beggars would ride!
Regards as always Frank.
Forgot to add, it really does not matter if a medal is named Volunteer Composite Regt (actually enhances it! this man was keen to continue the fight and give Jonny Boer a damm good thrashing!) and you have the roll so you know that your man served in the Border Mounted Rifles! a very nice pair too, in my opinion!
I guess I should not post this because Frank may get a little upset....
I was going through my catalogue adding and subtracting some information and I came across another man who had served in the Natal Carbineers from 1901 ton 1907..... His QSA is named to Durban Light Infantry..... He then went to the Natal Carb. and served in the Band with his father till 1907..... The other little bit of information that I have found but not completely verified yet is that he may have been with Churchill only was not one of the captured....
LAMBLE, F. (Fred)
REG. NO.: 370
REGT: DURBAN LIGHT INFANTRY
BARS: NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA 1901, SOUTH AFRICA 1902
FROM BRITISH MEDAL FORUM:
Just to add some more info to the growing list on your man.
I have a copy of the nominal roll for the Natal Carbineers during the ABW. It has the following entry:
945 Tpr Lamble F. Attestation Date: 20/03/1901
Discharge Date: 31/05/1902 from DLI
LAMBLE Fred. Trooper 945. Attested 20/3/1901, Band. Age 22. Height 5’ 9½’’, chest 33’’. Jeweller, 6 Baverstock st., Pietermaritzburg. Promoted Lance Corporal 22/2/1904. Previous service DLI 1/2/1897-26/11/1899 Served Anglo Boer War 20/3/1901 to 31/5/1902 and 1906 Rebllion. Off strength 30/11/1906. He must have rejoined after November 1906 - probalby served 1/12/1907 - 24/12/1907 as he is in a photo of the band taken in 1908.
Sixty men of the Durban Light Infantry formed part of the personnel of the armoured train which at this time patrolled daily from Estcourt to Colenso. On 15th November a rail was removed or twisted, and the train was attacked; 2 men of the Durban regiment were killed, Captain J. Wyllie and 15 were wounded, and 19 were taken prisoners, of whom 8 were wounded, 1 mortally.
He is the tall man in the center of the back row.....
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