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PostSubject: (No. 2296 Pte. W. Crick, 17th D.C.O. Lcrs.)   Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:50 pm

William Crick was born at Boreham, near Chelmsford, Essex, and enlisted into the 5th Lancers at Westminster on 9 August 1875. He volunteered into the 17th Lancers on 19 February 1879 and embarked for Natal five days later, where he took part in the Zulu War. He remained in South Africa until the end of January 1880, after which he served at Canterbury until 12 August 1883, when he was placed on the Army Reserve. He was finally discharged at Canterbury on 12 August 1887.
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PostSubject: (No. 2296 Pte. W. Crick, 17th D.C.O. Lcrs.)   Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:33 pm

Worked as a Gardener prior to enlisting.
Married Emma Jane Burt at Devon 11.4.1884
Lived at Castle Place, Devon
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PostSubject: Re: (No. 2296 Pte. W. Crick, 17th D.C.O. Lcrs.)   Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:55 pm

Hi Shackleton

I think you may have mis-read this service record. I believe it states Dover and not Devon.

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PostSubject: 2295 Pvt William Crick 17th Lcrs    Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:47 pm

Just checked the Forsyth Roll and W.Crick is listed as 2295 not 2296 , Medal with 1879 Clasp .
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PostSubject: Re: (No. 2296 Pte. W. Crick, 17th D.C.O. Lcrs.)   Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:19 am

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From his Service Record, listed as 2296.

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PostSubject: Pvt W. Crick 2296 17th Lcr's   Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:47 am

I should know by now that you are more accurate than the Roll ! . :p;: :p;: :p;:
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PostSubject: Re: (No. 2296 Pte. W. Crick, 17th D.C.O. Lcrs.)   Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:43 pm

Sorry guy's for the human error, me & my fat fingers
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PostSubject: Re: (No. 2296 Pte. W. Crick, 17th D.C.O. Lcrs.)   Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:55 pm

:p;: We have all got those?
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PostSubject: Re: (No. 2296 Pte. W. Crick, 17th D.C.O. Lcrs.)   Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:19 am

His SAGS medal clasp 1879 was auctioned at DNW March 2002.
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