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PostSubject: Lieutenant of Orderlies William Pike, Army Hospital Corps   Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:20 pm

Hi All

This Medal is listed on Ebay at the moment.

I will post more about William Pike after the sale of the Medal as I do not want to add value to the Medal.
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PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant of Orderlies William Pike, Army Hospital Corps   Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant of Orderlies William Pike, Army Hospital Corps   Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:44 pm

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He embarked for Natal in February 1879 in command of a detachment of A. H. C. Proceeded to join Newdigate’s Division. At Landman’s Drift taking over the equipment and stores of the base hospital at Ladysmith, and establishing a field hospital at Dundee en route. On reaching Headquarters formed two movable field hospitals for infantry and cavalry, and sent a third to Conference Hill. Took part, in charge of four field hospitals, in the advance of the Division into Zululand. He was present at the Battle of Ulundi (his horse was killed at the commencement of the action). On the break-up of the Division was strongly recommended by the S. M. O. for promotion. Supplied movable field hospitals to Baker Russell’s Column.
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PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant of Orderlies William Pike, Army Hospital Corps   Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:01 pm

Lieut. of Orderlies. Pike, W. Embarked for Natal in Feb., 1879, in command of a detachment A.H.C. Proceeded to join Newdigate?s Div. At Landman?s Drift, taking over the equipment and stores of the Base Hospital at Ladysmith and establishing a Field Hospital at Dundee en route. On reaching HQ formed two movable field hospitals for infantry and cavalry, and sent a third to Conference Hill. Took part, in charge of four field hospitals, in the advance of the Div. into Zululand. Was present at the battle of Ulundi (horse killed at the commencement of the action). On the break-up of the Div, was strongly recommended by the S.M.O. for promotion. Supplied movable field hospitals to Baker Russell?s Column.
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PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant of Orderlies William Pike, Army Hospital Corps   Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:01 am

Hi Littlehand .
I noticed your post is identical to the previous post which was posted by 1879graves Nov 29 2010 . Very Happy
Cheers 90th. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Thanks re: W.Wellford A.H.C.   Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:36 pm

Cheers Gentlemen,
That's given a little bit more info. to research on. It has narrowed down the field of research a fair bit.
Brilliant. I am wondering if his personnel file, attestation papers etc. might still be accessible to the public.
Any thoughts on where to find any documentation per chance?
Kind regards, and thanks again,
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