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Cape Town TG: pics from Creswicke V7. 1 month 1 week ago #52982

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Apparently, some editions of Creswicke's "South Africa and the Transvaal War" have an "extra"; in that some contain group/unit photographs of local South African units. Some time ago, djb suggested that IL post the relevant pics. Unfortunately, a couple only were posted - and then (I think) there was a series of IL computer crashes, etc., etc.
The pics are noteworthy in that the officers of the named units/sub-units are named. Should any member desire a "blow up" of any named person in any of the following posts, please let me know and - bearing in mind the limitations of the dot-matrix original print - I will do my best.
here are the CT TG's No.4 (Stuttaford's) Coy and No.2 (Cleghorn and Harris's) Coy. (I assume the titles refer to businesses?).

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Cape Town TG: pics from Creswicke V7. 1 month 1 week ago #52986

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That volume is rarely seen in the UK so it is great to see the pictures. Thank you IL.

The CTTG must have been a considerable size.

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Cape Town TG: pics from Creswicke V7. 1 month 1 week ago #52989

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Very intersting pictures IL. Thanks for posting.

David - The CTTG must have been a large unit but BB&M doesn't list them among the Town Guard units and I've never seen or heard of a QSA to the them. I assume that, for whatever reason, they weren't awarded any. Maybe Cape Town was considered a 'safe' place well away from any Boer activity?


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Cape Town TG: pics from Creswicke V7. 1 month 1 week ago #52991

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David,

I'm sure they would have created a length medal roll only for it to be send back with a harsh response of 'Not entitled'.

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