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Missing Records 2 months 1 week ago #60001

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Nothing missing in this case, Thompson joined the regiment in 1895, his papers are in WO97 at Kew, available whilst there or on line.



Biddy wrote: Pvt Edward Thomson (Thompson) 5894 Black Watch Reg.Royal Highlanders Boer War, involved in the memorable engagement of Magersfontein, among other Battles.I have search the records everywhere I can think of, it is important to me to show family of the commitment these men gave to their country, and to honour his memory. Please can someone help me to find my Grt Uncle's record re the Boer War. He immigrated to Canada c1913, and fought with the 5th Mounted Rifles Quebec Reg. WW1 Falling on the 2nd 3rd June 1916.

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Missing Records 2 months 1 week ago #60006

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Biddy,

Mike's chapter suggestion was a good one. There are other chapters on Magersfontein in the Books section. Here is the account in the Times History:
www.angloboerwar.com/images/pdf/TimesHistory02-11.pdf

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Missing Records 2 months 1 week ago #60007

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There are service papers for Edward Thompson if you do not already have these?

They can be obtained online and at cost from FindMyPast or free at the National Archives.


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Missing Records 2 months 1 week ago #60008

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Sorry. Just read your post, Frank.

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Missing Records 2 months 1 week ago #60009

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Biddy,

Your email address is not quite correct which means you will not be receiving any notification.

You can change your email address once you are logged in by going to My Profile in the menu to the left.

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Missing Records 2 months 1 week ago #60027

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I have just read the account you recommended David, and again, thank you. Very clearly portrayed the Battle, and I must admit, I really could feel Uncle Edward on the field.. I wish I had known him or even of him. But Grandad, Peter Thompson 3432 and S/43049 Black Watch, WW1, never spoke of his family with us.
By the way, I did check my Profile and my e-mail is correct.
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