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Mervyn Mitton, February 14, 2011 in Great Britain: Empire: Colonial Including South Africa & India: Awards, Militaria & History
The great founder of the Scouting movement and the World Chief Scouter as well. Scott.
Got a double post somehow, I think my computer hiccupped Scott.
Very nice pictures indeed!
Will somebody be kind enough and tell me why Field Marshal Stewart's GCB sash is BLUE??? :speechless: :speechless:
MOST OF THESE LT.COLONELS WERE THE LEADERS OF COLONIAL REGIMENTS WHICH WERE NAMED AFTER THEM. THEY ALL HAD EXCEPTIONAL BATTLE RECORDS.
NOTE THE WOODEN HOLSTERED MAUSER, WHICH TURNED IT INTO A SEMI-RIFLE.
BRIGADIER DARTNELL WAS THE COMMANDER OF THE NATAL POLICE AND HIS EXPERIENCE IN THE NATAL CAMPAIGN TO RELIEVE LADYSMITH WAS INVALUABLE.
ONE FINAL POST AND THEN I WILL GIVE THE COMPLETE INDEX - I WILL BE HAPPY TO POST ANY PARTICULAR OFFICERS THAT MEMBERS MAY BE RESEARCHING.
some very fine portraits here. BTW: I bought a print of General Lyttelton and used it in my book.
Here are a couple of caricatures that I bought for my book. The first is General Sir Ian Hamilton.
And now General Sir Garnet Wolseley.
General Penn-Symmons was killed at the Battle of Talana - just outside of the town of Dundee. This was the first battle of the Boer War - which we won, but had to retreat in the face of heavy Boer numbers. He had sent his troops to attack the Boers who were entrenched on the top of Talana Hill. Without good ground cover - and with the Boers being such excellent shots we were being badly mauled. Penn-Symmons advanced to the Front - drew his sword and said ' follow me' - he was then promptly shot dead by the Boers.
Lt. Roberts was the son of Field Marshall Lord Roberts - the Commander in Chief in South Africa. He was killed in an attempt to save the guns during the Battle of Colenso. He was awarded the Victoria Cross.
Herewith the index of all officers in the book - please ask if you would like copies of any of them ?
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