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PostSubject: Lt Col G.S.Mardall, Natal Mounted Police   Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:32 pm

Hi Elizabeth,

I am very pleased to see that the book on your grandfather, titled "Lt Col G.S.Mardall and his family", ex NMP/NP is now on the book shelves.
Congratulations . The culmination of many years  hard work by you and your co-author and sister Caroline.
The anecdotes and pictures of places ( particularly Colonial  Pietermaritzburg) and personalities of the AZW era in Natal as well as later times will be of great interest to historians at all levels.

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PostSubject: Lt Col G.S.Mardall NMP    Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:53 pm

Hi Barry
I hope all is well with you in SA ? . Do you have anymore details , or information on this new book ? .
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PostSubject: Lt Col G.S.Mardall and family.   Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:37 am

Hi Gary,
Good to hear from you down under. Yes all is well here.
To answer your question ; I have not seen the book yet but knew it was in the works some time ago. Elizabeth contacted me for some information in the past so I knew it was being worked on. She told me yesterday via email that it has now hit the book stores.
I cannot yet comment on the exact contents of her work but know much of it is about her grandfather's life in the NMP/NP, having arrived in Pietermaritzburg and joining up about a month after Isandlwana. In fact his draft of recruits was specifically brought from England by Dartnell to make up for the attrition in the NMP suffered as a result of the battle.
Elizabeth Thom, the author, is George Mardall's granddaughter and is a member of this forum, so can be contacted via this medium for more information.

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PostSubject: Lt Col G.S.Mardall NMP    Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:35 pm

Hi Barry
Thanks Mate , greatly appreciated .
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