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PostSubject: Trooper Macduff Arbuthnot, Alexandria Mounted Rifles   Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Trooper Macduff Arbuthnot, Alexandria Mounted Rifles   Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:25 pm

“ARBUTHNOT, William Thomas. (Captain)
Born 15 September 1843 at Downie Hill, Peterhead, Scotland. Eldest son of John Arbuthnot and Jane nee Cordiner who had emigrated on board the “Unicorn” from Liverpool to the Byrne Settlement, Port Natal in 1850. A planter by profession, residing at Greenwood,Umzinto. Married Constance Leigh, his foster sister, late of the Isle of Man, at St Patrick’s, Umzinto, Natal on the 24 June 1869. Appointed Captain, 24 April 1876. Died 14 May 1881 at Arborville, Equeefa, Alexandra County, Natal and was buried in the Holy Trinity Cemetery, Equeefa. One of four brothers who were members of the Corps. On the Muster Roll of the Corps called out in December 1878 for service in the Anglo-Zulu War. Claimed £2.4s in respect of the loss of his kit in the retreat from Eshowe, awarded 10s. Medal for South Africa 1879 with clasp.”


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Also Known As: "MacDuff", "Macduff"
Birthdate: April 2, 1845 (81)
Birthplace: Downie  Hills, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: January 22, 1927 (81)
Durban, Durban Metro, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Immediate Family:
Son of James Arbuthnot, SV/PROG and Jane Arbuthnot, SM/PROG
Husband of Jean Ogilvie Will Arbuthnot
Father of (Jessie) Christine Arbuthnot; Gascoine Bruce Arbuthnot, b2c2; Lt. Nigel Bruce Arbuthnot, b2c3 and Phyllis Evelyn Ogilvie Carter, b2c4
Brother of Capt. William Thomas Arbuthnot, b1; Eva Hawksworth, b3; Hubert Arbuthnot, b4; Susan Frances Rubina Davey, b5 SM; Capt. FitzJames Arbuthnot, b6 and 3 others
Occupation Trooper, Alexandra Mounted Rifles (Natal Mounted Rifles).”
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PostSubject: Trpr Macduff Arbuthnot AMR    Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:15 pm

From ... For God , Queen and Colony by Terry Sole
Capt William Thomas Arbuthnot Planter of Greenwood , Umzinto. It is recoreded that he only had one arm
Sgt Fitz- James Arbuthnot
Trumpeter St George Arbuthnot , Planter of Arborville , Umzinto
Trooper Mcduff Arbuthnot , Planter of Greenwood , Umzinto
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PostSubject: Trpr Macduff Arbuthnot AMR    Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:16 pm

After further checking all the Arbuthnot's received the Medal with Clasp 1879 .
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