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Rededication Rorke's Drift Defender William Wilcox. 8th May 2011 Dolton Devon.
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PostSubject: Sergeant 61B/2221 Peffers, 2/21st   Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:36 pm

Hi All

This medal is to Sergeant 61B/2221 Peffers, 2/21st but is listed incorrectly in D.R. Forsyth's Medal Roll as Neffers

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PostSubject: Re: Sergeant 61B/2221 Peffers, 2/21st   Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:58 pm

Hi All

As you can see from Peffers Attestation Paper, he was a Boy of Fourteen when he joined up

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PostSubject: Re: Sergeant 61B/2221 Peffers, 2/21st   Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:59 am

14, -- months.

Do you know the minimum age for enlistment back then?
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PostSubject: Re: Sergeant 61B/2221 Peffers, 2/21st   Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:10 am

Hi tasker224

To answer your question - 14 years of age.
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