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PostSubject: 25B/536 Pte Ernest Ivatts KIA ISANDHLWANA   Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:45 pm

Does anybody know which Coy he was in at Isandhlwana and does a photo of him exist.
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PostSubject: Re: 25B/536 Pte Ernest Ivatts KIA ISANDHLWANA   Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:02 pm

Hi EOA

This is the only info I have.

He attested at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire on 21st December 1874, aged 18 years and 3 months. His effects were claimed by next of kin. Medal and Clasp ‘1877-8-9’. His regimental service number was 25B/536.
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PostSubject: Re: 25B/536 Pte Ernest Ivatts KIA ISANDHLWANA   Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:47 am

Sadly all the records that concerned company designations were amongst thoes lost on the Battlefield at Isandlwana.

However a search of the Musters from 1874 - 79 may provide you with some very interesting details, and sometimes may provide clues at to what company the man served.

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Lot 570, 7 Dec 05
Category: SINGLE CAMPAIGN MEDALS
Estimate: £4000-£5000
Hammer Price: £7000


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South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8-9 (536 Pte. E. Ivatts, 1/24th Foot) nearly extremely fine £4000-5000
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Ernest Ivatts was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879. He enlisted at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire in December 1874, aged 18 years, and served in South Africa from the summer of 1875 until his death - ‘Effects recorded for claim by next of kin’ (The Noble 24th refers).

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PostSubject: Ivatts medal   Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:02 am

hi mons14.
Well done , thanks for the photos . Always good to see these chaps medals.
cheers 90th.
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