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QSA Medal with 4 clasps 9 months 2 weeks ago #51803

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Afternoon David, it really is a superb portrait, the moustache too!

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QSA Medal with 4 clasps 9 months 2 weeks ago #51806

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The 19th Hussars have an Elephant on their badges from what i have seen.

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They certainly did, you have to be very careful with those, there are a vast number of completely spurious ones around, that have certainly never been anywhere remotely near South Africa.

raylaut1 wrote: The 19th Hussars have an Elephant on their badges from what i have seen.

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The 19th Hussars have an Elephant on their badges from what i have seen.

William Henry Burrows was my Grandfather. Family "urban legend" had it that he served in India as an Hussar before coming to South Africa. There is confusion concerning his parents and place of birth. My initial guess was the 10th Hussars but I have no proof of this.

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He served in the Militia as stated and then in Corps of Hussars, in both the 11th Hussars, the Cherry bums, and 15th Hussars, he did serve in India from the 22nd of September 1903 until the 14th of November 1909.
He appears to have been born in St Mary's Nottingham, he joined the Army in 1901 after his campaign service in the Militia, he could not have served prior to that, as he was simply too young.
If you look at the photograph you have shown, Burrows is clearly wearing the Dolman of the 15th Hussars, can't see any elephants in your photograph, which I very much like.


raylaut1 wrote: The 19th Hussars have an Elephant on their badges from what i have seen.

William Henry Burrows was my Grandfather. Family "urban legend" had it that he served in India as an Hussar before coming to South Africa. There is confusion concerning his parents and place of birth. My initial guess was the 10th Hussars but I have no proof of this.

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