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Lord Roberts Shipping Record 11 months 12 hours ago #66528

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Lord Roberts sailed from the UK to South Africa aboard the Dunottar Castle on or about 23 December 1899. His staff were with him.

I am trying to track down the shipping manifest with the names of fellow passengers and neither Ancestry nor FMP are proving helpful.

Can anyone assist?

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Lord Roberts Shipping Record 11 months 12 hours ago #66530

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Hello Rory

None of the troopship manifests are on Ancestry or FmP.

Best bet is the "Shipping Lists" that were laboriously compiled many years ago from The Times newspaper. I believe David has copied them onto this site.

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Lord Roberts Shipping Record 11 months 11 hours ago #66531

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Thanks Meurig

I have trawled through those as well but they don't contain names for the Dunottar voyage of December 1899.

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Lord Roberts Shipping Record 11 months 11 hours ago #66533

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Rory,

Are these the names you are after ?

p8b The Dunotter Castle sailed from Southampton at 6:15 pm Saturday with Lord Roberts for SA The following officers also sailed in the Dunotter Castle: Field-Marshal Lord Roberts, V C, Major General G T Pretyman, Colonel Viscount Downe, C I E, Major H V Cowan, Captain A C M Waterfield, Major J F R Henderson, Major C V Hume, Bvt. Major G F Gorringe, DSO, Colonel Lord Erroll, Commander the Hon. S J Fortescue, R N ( naval adviser to Lord Roberts), Captain Lord Herbert Scott and Captain Lord Settrington.

Sixth Division Staff, Major General Kelly-Kenny, Captain W H Booth, Major H Hamilton, DSO, Colonel A E W Goldsmid, Major C C Munro, Major J H Caunter, and Lieutenant Colonel Gubbins, RAMC

Among the other passengers were: Major Maxse, (not so, sailed 30 Dec) C G, Sir Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, M P, and the following Nursing Sisters: Mrs Kelso-Hamilton, Miss F Bell, Miss A Davidson, Miss E McCarthy, Miss L Tippetts, Miss N Strangman, Miss M Greenham, Miss C Evans, Miss C S McGowan and Miss E Becker.
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Lord Roberts Shipping Record 11 months 11 hours ago #66534

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That's a great start Adrian - thank you! I was rather hoping to find the name of a civilian, John Rew, who was part of Roberts' staff and who served in that capacity with Roberts' Horse.

Do you have the other names on the manifest?

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Sorry Rory,

That's it I am afraid.

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