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Gunner George Read 2 months 4 days ago #59144

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thanks for letting me join this group, My Great Great Grandfather Gunner 62478 George Read 'O' Battery Royal Horse Artillery died 23rd Oct 1900 Pretoria. He joined South Staffs aged 19 but died aged 36, just a few months after my great grandfather was born (who also spent his life in the RHA). I attach some information regarding his service and death, Id love to be able to find a photo of him if at all possible?
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Gunner George Read 2 months 1 day ago #59192

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If I can make out his residence correctly, it was Lichfield; unfortunately, the Lichfield Mercury hadn't begun to print photographs at the time of George Read's death.

Have you tried contacting The Staffordshire Regiment Museum? http://www.staffordshireregimentmuseum.com/

The Royal Artillery Museum is hoping to reopen in 2020.

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Gunner George Read 1 month 3 weeks ago #59268

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Thank you, I have been in contact with the Staffordshire Regiment Museum , alas they dont have anything additional on him, they did suggest searching the local Press though, but with your information that might not be of any help.
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Gunner George Read 1 month 3 weeks ago #59271

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I have him on my list as Gunner R.G. Read. Do you know his first name?

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Gunner George Read 1 month 3 weeks ago #59273

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George Read is his name, he had a son (my Great Grandfather) Richard George Read born 1899? otherwise it's unlikely to be the same person

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Gunner George Read 1 month 3 weeks ago #59274

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This came from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission list:


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