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Charles George Francis 7 months 1 week ago #62721

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I always liked medals to the Fighting Fifth (NF) and this afternoon I had a look in Stirling's "Our Regiments in South Africa" to see if the action at Lichtenburg on 3/3/01 was mentioned. It certainly was - and I attach pics of the relevant paragraphs covering the action -




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Charles George Francis 7 months 1 week ago #62722

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Charles George Francis born 1885 Norwich
In 1901 census is a 16 year old brushmaker living with parents Frederick and Emma Francis in Red Lion Street, Norwich.
He cannot be the Charles George Francis, who is Private 3579 , 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.
Peter
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Limited (and poor quality) WW1 service papers are at Ancestry
www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1219/gbrm...rc=&backlabel=Return

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Charles George Francis 7 months 1 week ago #62723

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Yes Im starting to see this. Funny though that my Father told me a few years ago about my Grandfather's injury ?? I will have to spend some money and look into his past
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Charles George Francis 7 months 1 week ago #62724

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Indeed, very clearly, two completely different people, so apart from just a name, what was it that made you think he was your own grandfather?


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Frank Kelley wrote: Interestingly, WO97 also suggests that he was actually born in Hammersmith, I wonder if we are talking about two different people.


My Grandad was definately born January 1885 in Norwich Frank, so I think your man is a different person but thank you for looking

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My Father told me that Charles George was involved in this war, he obviously wasnt. Im not an expert in researching military, a complete amateur in fact.
Sorry to waste your time

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Not a waste of time. Every day is a school day. We enjoy the intellectual exercise of research. If we've helped you that is enough for us.
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