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PostSubject: Private Moses Barnes, Norfolk Regiment, late South Wales Borderers and Hampshire Regiment    Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:23 pm

Private Moses Barnes, Norfolk Regiment, late South Wales Borderers and Hampshire Regiment

Mr. M. Barnes enlisted into the 37th Foot (now the Hampshire Regt.), in February, 1878, but being imbued with martial ardour he volunteered for the Zulu War, and went out with the 24th Foot (South Wales Borderers). His adventures started early as he was shipwrecked en route, but ultimately reached South Africa. Under the command of Lord Chelmsford, he was with the force which defeated the Zulus at Ulundi, which ended the reign of Cetewayo. After Ulundi, Barnes returned to Gosport and rejoined the Hampshires, with whom he went to India, where he served three years. Trouble in Burma called the Hampshire Regt. into that sphere of action, and for several months King Theebaw and his army provided work for our troops, and attempted to stop them 'on the road to Mandalay,' but without avail. That august monarch and his 'umbrella' were captured and deported to India, while his domains were added to our Indian Empire by 'Right of Conquest.' During the campaign Barnes transferred to the Norfolks, who were under orders for England. He finished his 21 years service, receiving the long service and good conduct medal; his other two are the Zulu and Burma medals. Mr. Barnes is now holding the position of steward at the Conservative Club, Saffron Walden
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PostSubject: Moses Barnes 1/24th   Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:29 pm

Hi Littlehand

Just going through some info I have on the same guy with the same write up, can't remember were i got it from ???? , did yours come with a photo of him as my copy has one.

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PostSubject: Re: Private Moses Barnes, Norfolk Regiment, late South Wales Borderers and Hampshire Regiment    Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:47 pm

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PostSubject: Pvt Moses Barnes , Norfolk Regt , Late SWB's .    Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:01 am

Hi Graves .
I see there is a Private M.Barnes 1887, 1 / 24th , Medal with 1879 Clasp . Is this the same chap ?? .
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PostSubject: Re: Private Moses Barnes, Norfolk Regiment, late South Wales Borderers and Hampshire Regiment    Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:03 am

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South Africa Medal 1879 Bar, Indian General Service Medal 1887-89 Bar & Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
 
1887 Private 24th Foot
1592 Private Hampshire Regiment
2432 Private Norfolk Regiment 
 
Moses BARNES
 
"Mr M.Barnes enlisted into the 37th Foot (now Hampshire Regt), in February 1878, but being imbued with martial ardour he volunteered for the ZULU War, and went out with the 24th Foot (South Wales Borderers). His adventures started early, as he was ship wrecked en route, but ultimately reached South Africa. Under the command of Lord Chelmsford, he was with the force which defeated the Zulu's at ULUNDI, which ended the reign of CETEWAYO.
After Ulundi, Barnes returned to Gosport and rejoined the Hampshires with whom he went to India, where he served three years.
Trouble in Burma called the Hampshire Regt into that sphere of action, and for several months King Theebaw and his army provided work for our troops, and attempted to stop them "on the road to Mandalay" but without avail. That August monach and his "umbrella" were captured and deported to India,while his domains were added to our Indian Empire by "Right of Conquest."
During the campaign Barnes transferred to the Norfolks,who were under orders for England.
He finished his 21 years service, receiving the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal; his other two are the Zulu and Burma medals.
Mr Barnes is now holding the position of steward at the Conservative Club , Saffron Walden."
 
Attested 13th February 1878 Winchester aged 18 years 
806 Private 37th Regiment Foot
 
Transferred 22nd February 1879
1887 Private 24th Regiment Foot   
 
Transferred 1st March 1880
1592 Private 37th Regiment Foot
 
Transferred 30th June 1889
2458 Private Norfolk Regiment.
 
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