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Cape Town Town Guard 8 years 4 months ago #176

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Where can I find information about members of the Cape Town Home Guard? is this information on this site? I am trying to find information about my grandfather,William James Charles Richard Miller who I believe was part of the Home Guard.
With thanks for any information, Bugz

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Cape Town Town Guard 8 years 4 months ago #181

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Hi Bugz, I'm new here, too and still trying to find my way around the forum. I had a quick look at some rosters. I don't have anything on the CTHG but came across a William Miller in the Western Province Mounted Rifles and he is listed as having served as a Cape Town Home Guard. Not sure if this is your man but here's the details:

William MILLER
Age: 18,
Trade: Upholsterer
Previous service: Town Guard, Cape Town
Mother: Rachel Miller, 8 Russell St, Capetown
Enlisted: 11 June 1901 Capetown
Reg. no. 895

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Cape Town Town Guard 8 years 4 months ago #183

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Bugz,

I can confirm Mark's information. The QSA roll for the WPMR lists William Miller (WO100/278 p287) as previously serving in the Cape Town Town Guard.

The Melbourne Argus on 16 Jan 1901 reported:

THE CAPE TOWN TOWN GUARD

LONDON, Jan. 14.

The movement for forming a town guard at Cape Town has been very successful. A force of 8,000 men has already been raised.


There is no medal roll for the CTTG in WO100 but there are enrolment papers which is very unusual.

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David
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