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Military Intelligence in Natal, 1899-1900 4 years 1 month ago #23165

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Hello Brett,
Thanks for the pm, I did change isp's as I needed a good fast WiFi, but, I still do use the old email, actually, I'm still signed in here with it!
Feel free to use it if you honestly feel the need to anytime.
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Military Intelligence in Natal, 1899-1900 2 months 3 weeks ago #60476

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Morning all

Filled a hole in my collection, hoping someone can assist with any information

Named to Sergt : A.J. Smith. NATAL GUIDES

With a name like Smith and the fact that another man named A.J. Smith Natal Police, who received the DCM, information is proving to be a difficult task. I have resigned myself to accept that the medal roll confirmation is the only item I will have.

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Military Intelligence in Natal, 1899-1900 2 months 3 weeks ago #60479

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Much the same position as IL with his single clasp DofL to "C.S.Lloyd, Natal Guides". The Buxton FID roll shows your man with the illustrated clasps. 41 DofL clasps to the Natal Guides.
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Military Intelligence in Natal, 1899-1900 2 months 3 weeks ago #60480

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Cracking medal Jon - I steered clear for the very reason you advance as a limiter - the research angle.

IL - I can't help thinking that your man is the chap frequently referred to in Watkins Pitchford's book on the Siege of Ladysmith and that he is related to my man www.angloboerwar.com/forum/5-medals-and-...tal-carbineers#52052 whose father's Death Notice I append below.



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Military Intelligence in Natal, 1899-1900 2 months 3 weeks ago #60481

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Very nice and very scarce indeed.

crypt wrote: Morning all


Filled a hole in my collection, hoping someone can assist with any information

Named to Sergt : A.J. Smith. NATAL GUIDES

With a name like Smith and the fact that another man named A.J. Smith Natal Police, who received the DCM, information is proving to be a difficult task. I have resigned myself to accept that the medal roll confirmation is the only item I will have.

Regards
Jon

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Military Intelligence in Natal, 1899-1900 2 months 3 weeks ago #60489

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When I recorded the details of the Lloyd DofL QSA in my record book, for some reason I recorded his name as C.S.Lloyd. Just now, I dug it out to check:




The naming is clearly "Serjt: C.B.Lloyd. Natal Guides"

All I can plead is "Guilty with explanation" (how many times have I heard that). Well. I did "write it up" a decade ago!
Unfortunately, I don't have the Pitchford book on the Siege of Ladysmith. You may well be quite correct. If the book entries name "C.B.Lloyd" ,"C.Lloyd" ,or perhaps just "Sjt. Lloyd", then it may well be the same chap. Small world.
When I saw the Lloyd DofL QSA I did like the look of it. I really don't specialise on QSAs from any part of the Old Empire. Just the ones which look interesting.
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