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Hi Gents

I felt I needed a KSA...

Saw this, unloved, with rim pretty much smooth, it is my type of thing... couldn't resist.

Better eyes than mine claim they can see some details still....

6 ? 9 

Pte ? Hardcastle

Cheshire Regt

 

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Mine now!

tony

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I wOuld think you might be able to ID the man - 'Hardcastle' isn't quite 'Smith', and you do have a regiment as well.

I think I would have resscued this one too!  Well done, sir.

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Ancestry has your Man as Private 6049 J Hardcastle 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment entitled QSA, Bars Johannesberg, Cape Colony and Orange Free State and KSA with both date Bars.

Regards Simon.

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Having had a further look, Hardcastle has a number of pages of his Short Service Attestation Form online.

John Hardcastle 6049 Cheshire Regiment

Attested ages 21 years 3 months from Birkenhead, Cheshire, Occupation Labourer.

Height 5 ft 5 1/2 inches, Weight 135 lb, Chest 37 1/2 inches. Fresh complexion, Grey eyes, Brown hair, C of E.

Attested 10/1/99

Transferred to Reserve 09/1/07

Termination of Service 09/1/11.

Cheers Simon

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Thanks both,

Ah that's amazing Simon - I wasn't expecting that....

Very much appreciated as always.

great description too. Is it just me or are grey eyes a bit unusual...

 

Cheers Gents

 

1 hour ago, coldstream said:

Having had a further look, Hardcastle has a number of pages of his Short Service Attestation Form online.

John Hardcastle 6049 Cheshire Regiment

Attested ages 21 years 3 months from Birkenhead, Cheshire, Occupation Labourer.

Height 5 ft 5 1/2 inches, Weight 135 lb, Chest 37 1/2 inches. Fresh complexion, Grey eyes, Brown hair, C of E.

Attested 10/1/99

Transferred to Reserve 09/1/07

Termination of Service 09/1/11.

Cheers Simon

 

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Strangely enough I've seen that eye colour often on old records, not a colour one would associate with eyes but seems to crop up frequently.

All the best Simon.

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