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Mounted Infantry Companies 1 week 5 days ago #66267

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Pete thank you very much for this information.

Yes, I believe it is confirmed he was with the 11th.
He died in 1948, 12 days before I was born. Linda is my sister and did a great amount of research at Kew. We are both stateside now so physical research is less possible but I think she has already pursued that.

The photograph definitely shows two good arms. It is seeming more plausible the picture was taken before he deployed and he may have borrowed a sash in anticipation of promotion to full sergeant while overseas.

As for MR, I was going on the fact he did not get an MR bar and also on this;
The battalion was not in the action at Modder River on 28th November, having been detailed to guard the railway.
source: https://www.angloboerwar.com/unit-information/imperial-units/577-northamptonshire-regiment

So perhaps the regiment was split?

The names you supplied will help me build a story line of his military career so, again, thank you.
I had found no reference to Sandbaker or maps which may have included it and your information has put me closer.

Was Hayward the CO of the 11th?

kind regards
Ian

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