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Lt. (Brevet Major) J.R.M. Chard, 5th Field Company, Royal Engineers--Rorke's Drift and Ulundi
(Mac and Shad) Isandula Collection)
Rededication Rorke's Drift Defender William Wilcox. 8th May 2011 Dolton Devon.
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PostSubject: Re: Coghills VC   Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:49 am

"Fearless Nevill Coghill" ?
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PostSubject: Re: Coghills VC   Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:21 am

"Fearless Nevill Coghill" ?

hiya garywilson1  Salute  noted the
question mark..would welcome your
view on that  Very Happy  what did you think
of the painting? regarding the pair
being together.. cheers xhosa2000
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PostSubject: Coghill's VC    Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:24 am

I'd hardly call it a slaughter of a '' small '' force ! . Looked to be a wonderful artwork by J.Askew , not to sure of its historical accuracy ?.
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PostSubject: Re: Coghills VC   Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:26 am

Agree with 90th - painting looks superb. Historical accuracy- not too sure .
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PostSubject: Re: Coghills VC   Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:33 am

garywilson1 wrote:
"Fearless Nevill Coghill"  ?

"Scarpering Nevill Coghill" perhaps?
As always, there are 2 truths: The truth and the Official Truth, as written by the victors.

Officially, NC is a fearless and brave VC winner! End of! (Any other opinion makes one an unpatriotic rebel)
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PostSubject: Coghill's VC    Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:50 am

Coghill did actually get across the river and could've scarpered as some suggest , but he didnt , he turned around , and went back into the water to try and save Melvill and the colours , Coghill's horse was shot instantly , which obviously signed both their death warrants ! . Let's also not forget the fact that Coghill had a badly injured knee , and was basically useless on foot , he would've been well aware of that when he decided to go back and help Melvill , one can only imagine what went through his mind when his horse was shot dead immediately he entered the water to assist .
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PostSubject: Re: Coghills VC   Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:05 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Coghills VC   Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:06 pm

No suggestion of this guy running away..i wonder if this
is him? or will we never know..

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