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PostSubject: New Members Welcome.    Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:29 am

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PostSubject: New Members - Welcome   Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:35 am

Well said Pete . Very Happy Very Happy .
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PostSubject: New Members Welcome.   Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:55 pm

To echo 90th, well put Pete.

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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:38 am

I am a new member. Hope I am doing this right,. Saw the film Zulu on 22 may 1964 for the first time. It has never gone away. My grandfather servide in the SWB in the first world war, where he lost a leg. I am a Bolton lad (almost 61) . Been to Brecon twice and verious graves sites. Did you know that major Chard spent a number of years at Fulwood Barracks in Preston. The house he lived in is still there.
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:09 am

Welcome David, hope you enjoy the forum. Could be an idea to take a photo of the house and post it for the members.

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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:31 am

Hello David,welcome! the centenary of the great war
is in full swing, lots of amazing documentaries and
events for the next four years or so. very interesting
re Chard vc, is there any formal recognition of his time
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:59 am

Still hope I am doing the right thing. Re Major Chard's home in Preston. He was at Fulwood Barracks from May 1887 to Dec 1872. He lived at 80 Victoria Road with his servant George Theodoubic(?) from Cyprus. There is no recognition on the property. I do have photos of the house and barracks plus of grave of Rev George Smith 9also in Preston) who died in a hotel near Fulwood Barracks. I am not sure how to get copies posted on site but would be happy to try. Also am looking at two privates of B co 24th who both born Wigan and one lived short time in Bolton, John Smith (would be, does not make research easy) and William Neville. Glad to be part of this forum. David
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:24 pm

David email the images to Pete ( Admin ) he will post under your name. We all do it!  Phzuluwar7@gmail.com.

David is the grave you speak of! Click on link below.

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PostSubject: Rev Smith   Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:05 am

With regards to Rev Smith's grave; yes that is the grave on the photo. If anyone wants to try and find it in Preston Cemty, then I can supply directions.
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:49 am

Not sure we have seen Chards house in Preston? David does it have a blue plaque?
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:40 pm

He's in a great spot, nice
place Preston.
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:31 am

Welcome David, and hope you enjoy your time on here.

Les mate, we have another 'Lancashire Lad' amongst us, the Red Roses are growing  Very Happy  agree 

Preston is not all that far from where I live, but getting to Fulwood without a car means travelling by train (and changing), then finding a bus service that goes to Fulwood.

Les, is that you standing next to the grave in the clip above?
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:35 pm

Yeah Martin the red roses are growing,
and with moores taking over again
maybe this time he will whip them into
shape!.  No  yes that's me taken in
2007, alan whicker i'm not. pm you
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:18 pm

And goodbye to David Moyes. If the Red Roses don't do the job We can always let you have a couple more Proteas for the garden !  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:17 pm

Moyes? Red Rose????  scratch scratch scratch 

He's a prickly scotch thistle springy, not a Red Rose Lancastrian like us mate.

Never been a utd fan (and never will be), but they could have let him stay on longer, it made a lot of people very happy seeing them get stuffed at home and away, so they should have kept him on for a few more years, they may have ended up in the combination league  agree 

I don't think that 'suikerbos' will grow very well over here mate, best to keep them back in SA.

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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:31 pm

Hi Les, got your PM mate, many thanks for that.

Alan Whicker, what a guy he was, great voice for the type of programme he did, and who could do it better, talk about 'I've been everywhere man', he must have been to most parts of the globe, and he was also a WW2 hero, if I recall correctly, did he not take the surrender of the Italians at some stronghold or other, or am I thinking of someone else? Whatever, he did his bit during WW2.
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:04 pm

There is no indication on the house in Victoria Road that Major Chard once lived there. I found it out looking on at the census for 1891. Did you know that when Chard died he left £8,617 to his brother?
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:24 pm

That would have been a fortune back in the day!


" In his Will,made at Edinburgh on l4th.June l897,in which his younger brother, Reverend Charles Edward Chard was named the sole executor, the majority of his personal estate was left to the Reverend Chard, including the following items, which are relevant to this article:

(a).Pictures (portrait?) given by Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

(b). The sword and watch given by the people of Plymouth.

(c). Sketch by De Neuville. Not identified.

(d). Illuminated Addresses. Not identified.

(e).Engravings and photographs of Rorke's Drift; Bromhead and Chard.

(f).Books containing letters and newspaper cuttings made up by Colonel Chard's elder brother, William Wheaton Chard.

(g).The Victoria Cross,South Africa Nedal,1877-1879 and Regimental sword.

90. As stated, the above items of personal property were left to the Reverend C.E.Chard for his "life use only". On the death of his younger brother, it was designated that, the same items would pass to Colonel Chard's nephew,William Wheaton Chard of Mount Tamar,Plymouth, Devon.

91. Amongst other property mentioned in the Will, the following items are of interest:

(a). A gun to J.C.C.Middleton,son of Judge Middleton, of Nicosia,Cyprus.

(b). A telescope to Humphrey,son of Frank Hollins of Grey Friars, Preston, Lancashire.

(c). Diamonds (quantity not specified) in the possession of Colonel Chard's sister in law,Annie Chard, to his friends,Sir Elliot and Lady Bovill.

(d) Minlature Victoria Cross and South Africa Medal, 1877-1879,a gold pencil case and a plain gold ring - "I shall be wearing when I die" - to Lady Bovill.

(e). A collection of Cyprus antiquities to the Brassey Institute, Hastings, Kent.

(f). His property at Moredon~ to his sister,Charlotte Barrett. North Curry, Somerset,

92. The gross value of his Estate was f8,617.16.lld (net value �8,165.O.lOd),was granted Probate on 28th. December, 1897."

Source: Colchard
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:05 am

And of all the recent new members, some have given positive comments. It's absolutely free to join, with no hidden catches.
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PostSubject: W Cotesworth   Sat May 03, 2014 6:57 pm

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Well said Pete .   Very Happy   Very Happy .
Cheers 90th.   Salute
I live in Chaddleworth and W Cotesworth has a window in St Andrews Church dedicated to W & H Cotesworth. Both were naval captains I believe and Hugo served in the Zulu War (again I believe).
I would be very grateful for any information on W Coteworth as I have in my possession a photograph of him.

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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Sun May 04, 2014 12:04 am

Dear Grahame,

According to the medal roll, Sub Lieutenant H. Cotesworth of HMS Boadicea was entitled to the '1879' clasp, and his entry in 'The South African Campaign of 1879' by Mackinnon & Shadbolt reads as follows:

'Was Naval A.D.C. to Gen. Crealock, and accompanied the Divis(ion) to Port Durnford'

His time on shore was 20th March - 11th July 1879.

Sorry I don't have any more information.

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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Sun May 04, 2014 1:22 am

Hi Grahame. Welcome to the forum. Click on link below.

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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Fri May 09, 2014 4:09 pm

Hi, I am Gordon McGregor and am in the process of writing a book about the campaign in German South West Africa to commemorate the 100th Anniversary this year. will keep all posted on progress.

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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Fri May 09, 2014 6:13 pm

Schutztuppe. Welcome to the forum. Yes please keep us up-dated! Looking forward to your contributions.
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PostSubject: New Members Welcome    Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:19 pm

Hi Les
Yes , I'd say that's the one Steve meant You need to study mo Very Happy Very Happy
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Hello everyone, new member billbert here. Like other members, I saw the film in 1964 as a mere 7 year old and I was so amazed at the Zulu bravery in charging against rifles that I have been interested ever since. I have a couple of books on the subject and will comment on them in the appropriate forums. I also have bought within the last 2 days a mark 2 Martini Henry rifle and am in the process of researching the markings on it. I am looking foreward to many interesting topics to discuss.







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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:55 pm

Bill thanks for the introduction, you certainly have come to the right place. Regarding the markings MH rifle, our on site expert. Would be the one to contact. Looking forward to your future posts. agree
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PostSubject: New Member Billbert    Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:16 pm

Welcome Billbert , you'll certainly enjoy your time on here , much to look at ! Salute Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:48 pm

Hi all Martin here. New member. Ive always been interested in the Anglo Zulu war since of course first watching Zulu many many years ago. My son (currently in the Falklands being very bored )is keen to wargame the war . So of course i get to paint all the Zulus cos hes not here.Im sure he planed that! The site looks interesting but can anyone help me with a website I found and lost . It had facsimiles of letters and despatches between officers in Zululand and England and battle reports .I Was particularly interested in the battle of iNyezane.If anyone can help me there I would be most grateful. Cheers Martin
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PostSubject: Re: New Members Welcome.    Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:50 pm

Hi thanks for that . Unfortunatly that isnt the one. It had copies of yellowed official battle accounts from officers . Its probably buried in a website somewhere and i found it by accident .Thanks anyway. Cheers martin
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