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Chelmsfordthescapegoat

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PostSubject: Re: Crimes back in England   Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:59 pm

You woundn't Adam and Eve it.

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PostSubject: Re: Crimes back in England   Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:18 pm

1879graves wrote:
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Where the hell did you find Dowdle, Michael from ????


Well it has been nearly ten years now from when I first heard of Michael Dowdle. It has taken many years of searching but I have at last found an illustration of him.

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PostSubject: Re: Crimes back in England   Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:12 pm

Good get Andy Salute Salute Salute
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PostSubject: A Highwayman   Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:50 am

Hi All,
An interesting thread.
I seem to remember that the Butler mentioned  at the beginning of this thread, from 88th Regt, had deserted his posting  in Pietermaritzburg and fled to the Highveld where he with other like minded deserters  from the  Regt specialised in robbing, as Highwaymen, gold bullion  from the Witwatersrand mines.  Their modus operandi was spectacular, but to my memory no one was ever injured by them . This gang of desperadoes defied and very smartly evaded all law enforcement attempts , moving later up to Rhodesia when things became too 'hot'  in the ZAR, doing the same, then to Australia continuing with their nefarious activities.  They specialised in the use of explosives to break their way into vaults etc
As a by-the-by; anyone capturing and returning a soldier to his Regt was awarded a bounty of 2Br pounds.

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