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The Indian Contingent 4 months 5 days ago #68221

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The roll:-

Syrang 2nd Class Sheikh Jainoo Bawoodeen Nat Ordered back to India
Lascar 1st Class Sheikh Aboo Nat Signalman
Ordered back to India
Unclaimed IAO 1908 p108
Lascar 1st Class Sheikh Alli Baba Nat Signalman
Ordered back to India
Engine Driver Ebrahim Nat Ordered back to Indi
Stoker 1st Class Mahomed Essoop Mahomed Kassim Nat Ordered back to India
Stoker 1st Class Tajoodeen Nat Ordered back to India

Arrived Durban 11th April 1900
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The Indian Contingent 4 months 5 days ago #68227

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It is amazing that, 120 years after those two photographs were taken, we are able to identify the names of some of those men.
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The Indian Contingent 3 months 1 week ago #68550

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From the next Spink sale:

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp, bronze issue, (178....), naming all but obliterated, good fine £30-40
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"178"'s that are on the roll if any one is interested -

178 Syce Santoo 8th Bengal Lancers
178 Muleteer Jaffir S&TC
178 Syce Shairang S&TC
178 Syce Seikh Mohideen S&TC
178 Syce Irchan S&TC (Unclaimed Indian Army Orders 1909 so probably not him)
178 Hammersman Abdulla S&TC
178 Bhisti Natha S&TC
178 Bhisti Dhoman S&TC
178 Bhisti Coopoosami S&TC
178 Bhisti Sharaf Din S&TC
178 Dhooly Bearer Enthoor Kristnama S&TC

There is a second one at Spinks - 34 Bhisti Moonesamy S&TC

& yes I do need to get out more
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David,

What is the chance that it is more than a 3 digit regimental number?
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The Indian Contingent 3 months 1 week ago #68555

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In Bronze?-- nil
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