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PostSubject: 1780 Pte. T. Harris, 2/3rd Foot)   Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:23 pm

"Thomas Harris was born in the Parish of Caversham, near Reading, and attested for the 3rd Foot on 3rd September 1869. He served abroad for 2 years and 5 months in Mauritius, and for 11 months at the Cape and in Zululand. discharge papers state that “He was shut up in Ekowe.” This is a reference to the siege of Eshowe (or Ekowe) when a column under Colonel C. K. Pearson, with some companies of the Buffs, were besieged by the Zulus from 23rd January until 3rd April, 1879."
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PostSubject: Re: 1780 Pte. T. Harris, 2/3rd Foot)   Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:47 am

Hi Littlehand .
Do you have a link to his medal ? , If not , maybe this should be in the ' Those that History Forget thread ' or words to that effect !
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PostSubject: Re: 1780 Pte. T. Harris, 2/3rd Foot)   Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:05 pm

Thanks 90th. Admin, can you move this and the other one posted to the section mentioned by 90th.
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