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PostSubject: drummer a comp rorkes drift   Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:39 pm

jamesrobert new to this sight can you help me to find any history on james or john meehan drummer 2-24/2483served on defenders list rorkes drift .posted from indiato england for discharge 29-1 1883 thanks
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PostSubject: James Meehan    Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:43 am

Hi Jamesrobert.
The following from ' The Noble 24th ' by Norman Holme .
MEEHAN , James . 2 / 24th 2483 Drummer . Attested in Circa March 1871 , he appears on Muster Roll for 1 / 1 / 73 as a
Private posted from the depot to Waley . Appointed Drummer 7 / 8 / 76 . Sentenced to 42 days imprisonment with hard labour ,
of which 11 days were remitted , june 77 . Awarded a good shooting prize in 78 . Continued in South Wales Borderers 1 / 7 / 81.
Posted from India to England for discharge 29 / 1 / 83 . Served in the Kaffir war 1878 , Served in the zulu war 1879 , a drummer in
A Co at the defence Of Rorke's Drift .
References .... '' Chard Roll '' in which he is incorrectly named Pat Meehan ; Bourne amended roll in which he is incorrectly named
T. Meehan ; Dunbar List . South Africa Medal with Clasp 77-78-79 . Hope this helps .
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