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PostSubject: Queries from Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery-Lewisham London   Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:29 pm

I was really pleased to see the brief mention of Gunner Arthur Howard RA -Rorkes Drift.. could you identify which part of the cemetery the unmarked grave is located in and any supplimentary information about his army career? Secondly does anyone have information about a Lt Henry Valentine ( NNC) died Fort( sic) Pearson -May 1879 - also on family headstone in Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery? Regards Mike Guilfoyle
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PostSubject: Re: Queries from Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery-Lewisham London   Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:03 pm

Hi Mike. Welcome to the forum. Glad you found the Article on Gunner Arthur Howard RA. Can't help with the location of the grave. But I will ask Admin to contact Andy Lee, who provided the photo.

I will start looking for information on Lt Henry Valentine. Will post any information I find.
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PostSubject: Re: Queries from Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery-Lewisham London   Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:22 pm

Hi Mike,

Grave 614 plot Y Brockley Cemetery, Lewisham, is the one you are looking for.

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PostSubject: Re: Queries from Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery-Lewisham London   Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:31 pm

Hi Mike,
Welcome to the forum, good to see you are already contributing.

thanks joe
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PostSubject: Re: Queries from Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery-Lewisham London   Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:45 pm

Hi Mike

Welcome to the forum.

Gunner Arthur Howard RA, I have the following information for you.

Born at Eynsford, Farningham, Kent.
Enlisted at the aged of 17 years 11 months.
Trade - Groom
Height - 5 feet 6 3/4 inches
Complexion - Fresh
Eyes - Hazel
Hair - Brown
Any Distinctive marks - None
Religious denomination - Church of England

Service in South Africa from 9th Jan 1878 - 8th Nov 1879.

This is his Record of Service

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I hope this helps.

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PostSubject: Re: Queries from Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery-Lewisham London   Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:51 am

Many thanks for accessing records on Gunner Howard..which I can add to information sheet on proposed guided walks of the cemetery..Would there be any information of this death on obituary pages ? or details of his funeral perhaps in 1935? Regards Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Queries from Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery-Lewisham London   Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:05 am

Hi Mike,

I've sent you a PM

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PostSubject: Re: Queries from Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery-Lewisham London   Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:23 pm

Hi Mike
Should read Herbert Valentine Jay Natal Native Contingent, B.1855 D,15 May 1879, Buried Fort Pearson Military Cemetery son of James I Jay of Lewisham.
I was at the cemetery looking for Gunner Howard when we rediscovered the family memorial to Herbert about 10 years ago.

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