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PostSubject: Re: Lt. John Thirkill   Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:35 pm

Did the 88th come from St. Helena and embark at Durban in April 1879. I'm researching Lt. John Thirkill who died at Herwen on 24th April 1879  and whose father was a priest in the Established church. Any other info would be very welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Lt. John Thirkill   Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:01 pm

Hi Gordon, it the event you haven't seen this yet click on link below .

http://www.1879zuluwar.com/t2204-lt-j-thirkill-88th-regiment-connaught-rangers?highlight=Thirkill
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PostSubject: Re: Lt. John Thirkill   Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:01 pm

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"Lieutenant John THIRKILL - 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regt.
Died at Herwen, 22nd April 1879. Aged 27. Son of Rev. Thomas Thirkill. Born in Ireland.
Memorial at St. Marys Church, Ross-on-Wye - "Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant John Thirkhill, 88th Connaught Rangers who died near Stanger, Natal on the 22nd of April 1879 from the effects of fever contracted while on active service in Zululand. Erected by the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the regiment in affectionate remembrance of a comrade well loved and deeply lamented
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