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PostSubject: William CUNNINGHAM   Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:43 pm

"William CUNNINGHAM
Age: 39, Nationality: English
Enlisted: 12 Oct 1899
Mother: Mrs E Cunningham, Uitenhage, C Colony
12 Oct 1899 - Promoted Corporal
1 Nov 1899 - Promoted Sergeant
26 Jan 1900 - Drunk while on active service - Reduced to rank, fined 2 days pay
30.30 - Drunk while on active service - fined 50/- discharged with Ignominy
Rank: Trooper
Discharged for drunkenness 7 Apr 1900 after 168 days service
Character: Bad
Address: Norval's Pont
Born in South Africa
Rides, Shoots, talks Dutch and very little Kaffir
Former corps: Frontier Light Horse under General Buller, 3rd Yeomany under Col Minto, Bettington's Horse, Pulliens Ranger
Active Service: Zulu War 1879, Kaffir War 77-78, Secoenie War 79, Basuto War 81-82
Medals: South African War Medal
Knowledge of Particular District: Aliwal North to Maseru, Bethulie Sprinfontein Road, OFS Bloemfontein, Maritzburg to Ladybrand Leidenberg SAR
Reference: Mr Allman, Mr Spearpoint
Remarks: Was Acting Sergt Bettingtons Horse & refused Corporal stripes in 3rd Yeomanry Regt."

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PostSubject: Re: William CUNNINGHAM   Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:03 pm

W. Cunningham is on the Roll for the 3rd Cape Mtd Yeomanry he was entitled to the Medal with 77 -78 -79 Clasp
His medal was returned to Woolwich . There is also a W. Cunningham 157 FLH 1879 Medal & Clasp , this is probably the same man . He isnt mentioned on the Rolls for Bettington's Horse or Pulleine's Rangers .
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PostSubject: Re: William CUNNINGHAM   Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:17 pm

Thanks 90th

Admin can you move this chap to "The ones the history books forgot"
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