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Frank Allewell

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PostSubject: Re: The Blame Game   Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:02 am

Black, Symons,Harvey,Banister and Sgnt Tigar. All present.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blame Game   Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:10 am

The same 'eye witness' reports that Symons found a bunch of cheques belonging to him and that there were 'Books papers photographs scattered around. So highly possible he was the finder.

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PostSubject: Re: The Blame Game   Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:21 pm

Just for a moment I thought I had a glimpse of the holy grail, but not so. This cutting is from the Edinburgh Evening News of 19 August 1939.

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It is about the Natal Carbineers. "Colonel" E M Green was "Trooper" E M Green at the time of Isandhlwana. The order referred to is the one which decided who would go with Dartnell to scout the Mangeni and who would remain. I am not sure it decided the fate of the camp, but for the Carbineers it was a fateful document.

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