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Cape Colony 6 years 4 months ago #12432

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I have checked and the pages I have of Crallan's fatal action are from the memoirs of Major-General Sir Edward Brabant. The researcher who provided them is no longer able to communicate, while a quick google search did not reveal the publishing details. Perhaps there is a forum member who knows the book?

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I have never had a 're-unite', although I have many broken groups in my collection. Crallan's missing QSA obsessed me for a long time, but I have now given up hope of finding it. The nearest I came was the QSA of a Trooper in Crallan's squadron, who died with him at Bird's River on that fateful day. It was sold at a UK auction several years ago.

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Cape Colony 6 years 4 months ago #12433

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I don't know the Brabant memoirs; all I have is the Howell diary. If you like I could send you the publishing details. I think it would be easier to get in SA or UniK than in OZ. However, in the rear of the Howell book is a reference to The Diary of General Brabant (typed ms) Accession number A.459 in the Cape Archives Depot, Cape Town.
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Cape Colony 6 years 4 months ago #12435

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Thank you; I would like to add the Howell diary reference to the Crallan file.

The copied pages of Brabant's memoirs are clearly in published form. The covering letter includes the following:
".... enclosed are photocopied pages from Brabant's memoirs. The original manuscript has been captured on computer and the enclosed pages are the only ones that came up in a search for 'CRAL."

Perhaps the "original manuscript" is the item in the Cape Archives that you referred to.

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Do you want me to photocopy the relevant pages of the Howell diary and mail them to you or I can take pics and put them on the site. I don't know if the items can be printed off the site, however.
It is funny how one post re Sgt.Maj.Craigie and his single clasp QSA leads on to something else?
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Cape Colony 6 years 4 months ago #12452

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Many thanks for being so helpful. I will pm my e-mail address to you.

The value of this forum is that often one thing does lead to another and we all learn something new every day.

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