I have checked and the pages I have of Crallan's fatal action are from the memoirs of Major-General Sir Edward Brabant. The researcher who provided them is no longer able to communicate, while a quick google search did not reveal the publishing details. Perhaps there is a forum member who knows the book?
I have never had a 're-unite', although I have many broken groups in my collection. Crallan's missing QSA obsessed me for a long time, but I have now given up hope of finding it. The nearest I came was the QSA of a Trooper in Crallan's squadron, who died with him at Bird's River on that fateful day. It was sold at a UK auction several years ago.
I don't know the Brabant memoirs; all I have is the Howell diary. If you like I could send you the publishing details. I think it would be easier to get in SA or UniK than in OZ. However, in the rear of the Howell book is a reference to The Diary of General Brabant (typed ms) Accession number A.459 in the Cape Archives Depot, Cape Town.
Thank you; I would like to add the Howell diary reference to the Crallan file.
The copied pages of Brabant's memoirs are clearly in published form. The covering letter includes the following:
".... enclosed are photocopied pages from Brabant's memoirs. The original manuscript has been captured on computer and the enclosed pages are the only ones that came up in a search for 'CRAL."
Perhaps the "original manuscript" is the item in the Cape Archives that you referred to.
Do you want me to photocopy the relevant pages of the Howell diary and mail them to you or I can take pics and put them on the site. I don't know if the items can be printed off the site, however.
It is funny how one post re Sgt.Maj.Craigie and his single clasp QSA leads on to something else?