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Natal Naval Volunteers Gunner C Flarcus Defence of Ladysmith - Medal Returned 3 weeks 1 day ago #62176

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Are there any further notes on the Roll which indicate as to why this medal was returned ? Do not have a copy, just going off the information provided in the Name search of the site
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Natal Naval Volunteers Gunner C Flarcus Defence of Ladysmith - Medal Returned 3 weeks 1 day ago #62179

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This is all the medal roll in ADM 171.53 says

Clasp 21 is Defence of Ladysmith





The most common reason for a medal to be returned is that, by the time the medal came to be issued, the recipient had moved on and could no longer be traced.

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Natal Naval Volunteers Gunner C Flarcus Defence of Ladysmith - Medal Returned 3 weeks 15 hours ago #62185

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Thank you for the info David

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Natal Naval Volunteers Gunner C Flarcus Defence of Ladysmith - Medal Returned 1 week 2 days ago #62367

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This is small article that appeared on the Natal Mercury late October 1899 :

AN INJURED GUNNER

Gunner C Florens , late of the Natal Naval Volunteers , called at this office on Saturday , and asked us to contradict what he stated was rumour in town that he has deserted from the force, but had been captured going on board a ship at Durban, by sailors of the HMS Tartar .The fact is that Gunner Florens was run over by a big gun at Ladismith, and has received his discharge as being medically unfit. He has been granted a pension for two years.

Is this the same man as Flarcus, which would appear to be a misspelling on the roll or read wrong ? As he was not in Ladysmith as of the 3rd of November 1899, he would not be entitled to the Defence of Ladysmith bar.

There is a C Florens who joined the Natal Mounted Rifles in March of 1901

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