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Dragoon Guard shot by a 6 year old? 9 years 6 days ago #11276

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This very sad incident appeared in the press on 27 Jan 1902.



A quick search of the SA War Casualty Roll failed to identify this Dragoon Guard.

Does anyone know the name of this unfortunate man?
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Dragoon Guard shot by a 6 year old? 9 years 6 days ago #11278

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No question as to the boy's loyalty then, would be interested to know the subsequent events.

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Dragoon Guard shot by a 6 year old? 9 years 4 days ago #11349

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Dragoon Guard shot by a 6 year old? 6 years 7 months ago #43362

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I've been searching information on my great uncle. John Tynan 1st (Royal) dragoons. He was killed at Kaffir Kraal on the 25th January 1902. The date of your query are similar. I have not found any other events recorded at that time. I still doubt this was the same incident because 4 others were injured on the same day. It would be sad to learn if this was his fate, as the war had only a short time more to run.

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Dragoon Guard shot by a 6 year old? 6 years 7 months ago #43367

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I reveal the identify of the soldier shot by the boy in my blog .

I came across the story earlier this year while researching casualties to the Royal Irish Rifles.
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Dragoon Guard shot by a 6 year old? 6 years 7 months ago #43372

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Thanks for your prompt reply. In some way I'm sad it wasn't an ancestor involved in such an unusual event. It would have made a good tale. I'll have to keep looking for another answer.

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