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This photograph taken when he was in the 7th Regiment prior to his transfer to the 80th. [Mac & Shad] (Isandula Collection)
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PostSubject: Bertram Spencer CRESSY   Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:40 pm

Bertram Spencer CRESSY
Age: 37, Years in SA: 18
Rides, shoots and talks Dutch, Mashona, Shangaan, Matabele & Zulu
Former corps: Native Levies Zululand, Rhodesia Horse - serg major, Native Contingent Col De Moleyns Was in active service and received medal for Zulu War
Knowledge of particular district: Johannesburg to Helpmakan & Newcastle
Special Qualifications: Charge of natives Bridging & ponts
Reference: Under Colonial Sec
Can provide own horse.

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PostSubject: Re: Bertram Spencer CRESSY   Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:51 pm

Littlehand .
I had a look through the NNC rolls in the Forsyth Book but didnt find him .
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PostSubject: Re: Bertram Spencer CRESSY   Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:21 pm

Ok mate thanks for looking!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bertram Spencer CRESSY   Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:38 pm

Littlehand I just had another look in more of the regiments but still didnt find him . I dont like it when I cant find
them ! . It gets frustrating .
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PostSubject: Re: Bertram Spencer CRESSY   Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:48 pm

I spent hours looking for that Carr Chap. Hiding the Isandlwana painting. So i know what you mean!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bertram Spencer CRESSY   Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:11 pm

Found this chap, not sure if this is one of the same.


Cressy Bertram Spencer 40 Occupation: Int Agent. Next of kin: Wife. Address: Maraisberg .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126 Town Guard and District Mounted Troops

Cressy Bretram Spencer Trooper No trace on pay lists M/23505
Source: Nominal roll in WO127 Rimington's Guides

http://www.angloboerwar.com/index.php?option=com_grid&gid=2_gm_0&p=3073

And the same name appears here Memorial Wall.
http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=1758852
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PostSubject: Re: Bertram Spencer CRESSY   Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:56 pm

Hi Ulundi.
I'd be willing to bet its the same man , as there certainly wouldnt be to many with the same 3 names ! .
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PostSubject: Re: Bertram Spencer CRESSY   Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:00 am

Hi Littlehand .
I did manage to find out that the initials of the Chap that did the painting he was R.H.Carr , the date behind his name was 1879 . . Secondly I thought that the Cressy chap may have been mentioned on the forum previosly , think I'll check the search box .
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PostSubject: Re: Bertram Spencer CRESSY   Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:29 am

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think I'll check the search box
did that before posting. Salute
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PostSubject: Bertram Spencer Cressy    Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:59 am

Salute . I checked and as you are aware , nothing there . Salute . His name does seem familair scratch
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