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Howick memorial to the British and Colonial troops 4 years 3 weeks ago #47574

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The men interred in Howick Military Cemetery

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Thank you for your Maritzburg and Howick posts. You evidently had a busy day, and I hope you enjoyed it!
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Brett,

It has been a fantastic two weeks. Everyone I have met has been so helpful and generous I have visited some new sites and seen some lovely QSAs. I am now working through the nearly 2,000 pictures so I think I will be kept busy for a while!

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David
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Howick memorial to the British and Colonial troops 4 years 3 weeks ago #47587

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djb wrote: Brett,

It has been a fantastic two weeks. Everyone I have met has been so helpful and generous I have visited some new sites and seen some lovely QSAs. I am now working through the nearly 2,000 pictures so I think I will be kept busy for a while!

Best wishes
David


Thank God for a Digital Camera, just think how much it would have cost to develop and print 2000 pictures the old way......

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Howick memorial to the British and Colonial troops 2 months 3 weeks ago #69371

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This article appeared in the Natal Mercury

SUICIDE AT HOWICK

A sad and unaccountable tragedy occurred at the Convalescent Camp, Howick, on Saturday. Some 80 men had been warned the previous day to proceed to the front and rejoin their regiments, Trumpeter G. Cruse , No. 36(2)4 of the 5th Dragoon Guards, being among the number. However, about 4 p.m. (20 minutes before parade) a shot was heard in the direction of one of the tents and on inquiry it was found that Trumpeter Cruse had shot himself. The weapon used was the revolver which had been issued to him. Only one chamber was loaded, and putting the muzzle in his mouth, he pulled the trigger, the bullet coming out at the back of his head. The deceased had nine years and eight months of service, and was anxious to go to England. It is thought the disappointment of not being being sent Home caused him to take his life. He was only 2(?) years of age. The funeral took place on Sunday in Howick Cemetery, an inquest being held on Monday.

Watt , the SAFF Casualty Roll and the QSA roll record Cruse as Killed Accidentally

The name of Trumpeter G Cruse appears 4th from the top on the Memorial

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455 Havildar Munesar Singh served with the Dhobi Corps in Natal (attached from the 8th Rajput’s Bengal Infantry as paymaster) He shot himself on the 13th March 1902. Singh was buried at Howick. His name is absent from the memorial erected there. Queen’s Medal issued 18th January, 1905 and King’s Medal 20th January, 1905.

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