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PostSubject: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:46 pm

"Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse, a veteran of the Zulu War of 1879: "Son of TK Gardner Meyer & Mortimer say thorough duffer swindled government of £2000 in Commissariat dept in Zulu War"

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Can anyone confirm if he did take part in the Zulu War.
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PostSubject: Lt Thomas .F. Kynnersly Gardiner    Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:56 am

Hi Littlehand .
Yes , he did . The Following from Terry Sole's ' For God , Queen & Colony '

'' Shortly after Isandlwana , Cmdt Lonsdale , one time officer commanding the 3rd NNC , was ordered to Cape town
to raise a regt of mtd men . Taking Capt Gordon with him , Lonsdale travelled down to Cape Town and once there recruited an Englishman , Thomas F Kynnersly Gardiner , and the three set to work ''

It was known as Lonsdale's horse initialy then was according to a dated letter April 15th 79 to be known as the
Lonsdale Mtd Rifles .
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PostSubject: Lt Thomas .F. Kynnersly Gardiner    Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:58 am

Forgot to add he is entitled to the Medal with the 1879 Clasp . You need to study mo .
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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:37 am

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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:58 pm

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Lieutenant T.F. Kynnersley-Gardner, 4th Battalion, the King's (Shropshire Light Infantry), circa 1886.
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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:51 pm

Nice photograph Mr Young Salute 
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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:12 pm

Nice campaign and regimental uniform.

Graves any idea where his grave is!
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PostSubject: Lt Thomas Kynnersley   Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:14 am

Hi John.
Thanks for the photo much appreciated . It's a good 'un .
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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:30 am

littlehand wrote:
Nice campaign and regimental uniform.

Graves any idea where his grave is!
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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:26 pm

Hi All

Sorry I do not know where he is buried by I do know the following:

Memorial plaques to him and his wife, memorial window to his wife. Leighton Parish Church, Shropshire, England.

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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:55 pm

This is where he lived in 1891

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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:09 am

Can anyone make out the name of the "Hall"
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PostSubject: Lt Thomas Kynnersley   Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:36 am

It could be Crighton Hall ? , the last five letters look to be ' ghton '
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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:02 am

Hi All

It is Leighton Hall in Shropdhire.

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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:49 am

Looks like that bloody thing my wife is addicted to on a sunday night, Downtroden Abbey or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:08 pm

Downtroden Abbey wrote:
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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:08 pm

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Looks like that bloody thing my wife is addicted to on a sunday night, Downtroden Abbey or something.
Mate she has to put up with your Zulu War addiction!

Allow her sometime to relax in the English countryside. Albeit on TV.
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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lieut Thomas Kynnersley Gardner of Lonsdale's Light Horse. A bit Of Slander   Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:48 pm

She never see's him? He's always on those Battlefields!
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