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TINTOWN, LADYSMITH 1 year 3 weeks ago #49413

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TINTOWN, LADYSMITH 1 year 2 weeks ago #49431

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Thank you for this post. I had no idea that the Ladysmith Tintown was so large. It is a pity that many of the old group photographs carry no names. In the case of the nurses it might be easier to get identifications.
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PS Clearly, four of the five ladies were not enjoying the experience. I expect they could frighten their patients into recovering.

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TINTOWN, LADYSMITH 1 year 2 weeks ago #49435

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Ha ha! you are right, they look scary! See Attached photo with names.



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TINTOWN, LADYSMITH 1 year 2 weeks ago #49436

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Thank you, Elmarie.
Having names attached certainly makes a photograph more interesting. Presumably Annie and Hilda Talbot were sisters and finding them on a roll would be a good starting point to research their background. Sergeant McCarty (?McCarthy) was probably a RAMC Orderley,so he too should be traceable. The two men from Zoutpansberg might also be researchable.
I hope that the medical staff and the Boer prisoners got on well together.
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PS In my first admission to a hospital in the early 1950's, I shared a ward with an old man who had been on commando with the Boers. Although we spent several days together, I was too young and ignorant to ask him about his experiences. Perhaps it is just as well I did not know what he thought about me. I was in any case very intimidated by him and the ward Sister, which must have contributed to my relatively rapid recovery.

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