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PostSubject: Yet another brain-teaser!   Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:38 am

This officer served as a Special Service Officer during the Zulu War.

Who is he?

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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:26 am

No takers on the officer's identity?

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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:34 am

I have not got a scooby doo?
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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:01 am

Graves,

Here's a clue.

He would serve in both Boer Wars.

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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:17 am

Could it be Alan Richard Hill scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:22 am

No, Hill wasn't a Special Service officer, he was deployed with his regiment.

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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:27 am

I thought that after I posted it lol
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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:51 am

I haven't got a clue either but he has quite distinctive features. Was he also a Special Service Officer in both Boer Wars or with his regiment?

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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:00 am

Steve,

He was a Special Service officer in 1880-1, at the start of the 1899-1902 outing he was serving in different regiment to the one he was originally commissioned into. By the conclusion of it he wasn't in a regiment at all.

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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:32 pm

He would go from being a Holy Boy to become Lady from Hell.

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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:38 pm

Lt William Francis Dundonald Cochrane 32nd regiment almost fits but not quite. He was a Special Service officer and went on to become a Major-General, but I don't think he served in the Boer Wars.
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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:22 pm

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No it is not Cochrane.

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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:18 pm

Bonjour,
Was he in Zoulouland at the first invasion?
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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:32 pm

So he was the old 9th (Norfolk Regiment) then the Black Watch, still can't get him though. Was he at Magersfontein?
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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:03 pm

I do believe you've got it Graves!
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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:43 pm

Graves,

Well done, the next clue was to have been that his son would outrank him!

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He hadn't changed too much in twenty-odd years had he.

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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:17 pm

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So he was the old 9th (Norfolk Regiment) then the Black Watch
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It was your clue that gave it to me Steve, thank you.

Good brain-teaser Mr Young

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PostSubject: Re: Yet another brain-teaser!   Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:29 pm

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