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Medals to the Natal Carbineers 9 years 9 months ago #5540

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Gentlemen,
Some excellent contributions in this thread, thanks for sharing.
Like Frank I am very envious but hoping to join this exclusive club very soon
More information to follow..................

Paul :)
"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."

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Medals to the Natal Carbineers 9 years 9 months ago #5543

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Rory wrote: Lovely stuff Mike

Methinks Frank is going to be on prescription medicine soon at the rate we are adding Carbineer linked recipients! :blush:

Where (from what book) did that photo come? I have th history of the DLI but don't remember seeing that photo.

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Good Morning Rory.....

I am sorry but I do not know which book it came from it was sent to me by a member of BMF a number of years ago..... Infact I thought that I had lost the photo when my computer caught fire but the tech people were able to salvage some of the information.... And I found it when I was searching through the old infor to add to my catalogue / medal records.....

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Hi Rory.....

Just realized that the picture is of Lamble while in the band of the Natal Carbineers not the DLI....

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Medals to the Natal Carbineers 9 years 9 months ago #5568

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The postman delivered these to me this morning :cheer:

904 Trooper Sidney Mindon Wheeler Natal Carbineers QSA and 262 Natal Volunteer Composite KSA
Medal rolls confirm all clasps
Trooper Wheeler had previous service with the Colonial Scouts from 30/11/99 and joined the Carbineers on 26/03/00
If anyone can offer any other information it would be gratefully received.











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coldstream wrote: Gentlemen,
Some excellent contributions in this thread, thanks for sharing.
Like Frank I am very envious but hoping to join this exclusive club very soon
More information to follow..................

Paul :)

"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."
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Medals to the Natal Carbineers 9 years 9 months ago #5577

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Paul

That is a very nice pair to a Natalian. There is a Death Notice in the Pietermaritzburg Repository of the SA National Archives for Sidney Minden Wheeler (367/1949), but nothing else that I noticed. This suggests that he led a quiet life and kept below the official radar.

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Hello Brett

Hope you are fit and well.
Thank you for your comments and checking Sidney out for me, much apreciated.

Paul :)

Brett Hendey wrote: Paul

That is a very nice pair to a Natalian. There is a Death Notice in the Pietermaritzburg Repository of the SA National Archives for Sidney Minden Wheeler (367/1949), but nothing else that I noticed. This suggests that he led a quiet life and kept below the official radar.

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