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PostSubject: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:44 pm

Hi All

This is on a well known auction site at the moment.

Officer in staff uniform wearing order and 3 campaign medals. Including CB and possibly South Africa medal (Zulu War).
Complete with typewritten notes detailing the officers medals and dress and making a tentative identification as Sir William Penn Symons (although someone has written "dont think so" in ink to notes).

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Has anyone got any ideas as to who he may be?

This is one of Penn Symons
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:42 pm

That's who I thought it was. Before I saw your photo of Symon's.
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:47 pm

Hi Impi

I have a hunch of who he might be but I would like to hear others thoughts on who he might be first.

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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:37 pm

Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:50 am

Smith Dorean had an extended jaw line, the photo in the John Young collection shows that very well. Also published in the Lock and Quantrill book, 'Zulu Victory'.

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PostSubject: Unidentified Officer Of The Zulu War   Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:30 am

Hi All.
I will try and go through my books tomorrow to see what turns up . Idea
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PostSubject: Unidentified Officer Of The Zulu War   Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:57 am

Hi 1879Graves.
Could it be Richard Glyn ?.
cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:08 am

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Do the medals comply?

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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:13 pm

Hi All

I have had my hunch confirmed and it was who I though it was. I will reveal who it is after the auction is completed.
I hope you all understand Idea
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:10 am

1879Graves. Can you post a link to the auction site.
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:04 am

1879graves wrote:
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I have had my hunch confirmed and it was who I though it was. I will reveal who it is after the auction is completed.
I hope you all understand Idea
Looking forward to your revelations
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:48 pm

I think it's Curling.

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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:43 am

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Just had a look at the photo from the collection in the RA Library Woolwich. Not convinced 100%

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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:36 pm

Well. Spent days looking for this chap. Absolutely no luck whatsoever. it could be just about anyone. Idea
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:34 pm

1879Graves. Sent you a PM.
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified Officer Zulu War?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:00 pm

It is Charles Tucker, who commanded the 80th Regiment during the Anglo-Zulu War.

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