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PostSubject: KIA Telegrams. Zulu War 1879   Sun May 20, 2012 10:07 pm

I take It KIA telegrams were sent, to the families of those killed During the Zulu War. Or did this practise only come-out during WW1.

If they were sent during the Anglo Zulu War. Does anyone have an image or a link to one. Salute
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PostSubject: KIA Telegrams; Zulu War 1879   Sun May 20, 2012 11:33 pm

Hi Littlehand.
We may have discussed this previously and I'm fairly certain there were NO Telegrams issued to the families of those KIA
in the Zulu War . I think it may have been the Newspapers that issued casualty lists ? . Happy to be corrected .
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PostSubject: Re: KIA Telegrams. Zulu War 1879   Mon May 21, 2012 7:18 am

Hi LH

90th is correct, the lists were published in the newspapers.




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PostSubject: Re: KIA Telegrams. Zulu War 1879   Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:26 am

Home page video. " Secrets of the Dead" A trunk is opened,containing letters, medals, newpaper articals. One of the letters is read out by the narrative, it's a letter from the deceased person's officer,who had written that the person had been KIA 22nd Jan 1879. So I guess there was a sort of telegram service back in those days. Watch the video let me know your thoughts.

I think it's Ian Knight discussing " Coopers" belongings.
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PostSubject: Re: KIA Telegrams. Zulu War 1879   Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:41 pm

I think your right Impi. He also states that many of the same letters were sent! However there were a lot of blanks in the letter, but at least an effort to let relatives know was made!
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