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PostSubject: Dill’s Store   Dill’s Store EmptyWed Nov 20, 2019 8:48 pm

Has anyone come across a store or wayside inn on the line of march of the KDG’s, named Dill’s or Dillon’s?

Apparently one of the KDG managed to behead a local African during an incident there.

Any clues welcome.

JY
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PostSubject: Re: Dill’s Store   Dill’s Store EmptyThu Nov 21, 2019 12:37 pm

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Have a look at
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Deborah Whelans PhD thesis based on trading Posts in Zululand.

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PostSubject: Re: Dill’s Store   Dill’s Store EmptyThu Nov 21, 2019 12:47 pm

Frank,

Thanks for that I have a read through this afternoon.

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PostSubject: Re: Dill’s Store   Dill’s Store EmptyThu Nov 21, 2019 12:58 pm

Ive scanned through John and im of the opinion it was Vants drift area, Have a look see what you think.
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PostSubject: Re: Dill’s Store   Dill’s Store EmptyThu Nov 21, 2019 5:34 pm

Frank,

Thanks for that it helped and put me on to another lead. I started looking elsewhere, and I found Dill's store mentioned in Laband & Thompson's The Buffalo Border 1879. It was situated on the Biggarsberg below the abandoned Pieters' Laager.

Now to find the culprit!

Thanks,

JY
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PostSubject: Re: Dill’s Store   Dill’s Store EmptyFri Nov 22, 2019 6:34 am

John
Did the KDG travel via the biggarsberg? Didnt they take that wide loop from Dundee?
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PostSubject: Re: Dill’s Store   Dill’s Store EmptyFri Nov 22, 2019 7:41 am

Frank,

There were two troops of the KDG based at Rorke’s Drift at the time of the beheading.

They were active in the area of the Biggarsberg.  As is evidenced by this engraving from The Graphic from 26th July 1879.

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Dragoons Breaking-up Camp near the Biggarsberg 

I’ve also discovered some further information regarding the storekeeper Francis John Dill, formerly of PMB.

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PostSubject: Re: Dill’s Store   Dill’s Store EmptyFri Nov 22, 2019 9:42 am

Another one of your Irishmen John? Do I sense an update to Victorias Harvest coming up?
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PostSubject: Re: Dill’s Store   Dill’s Store EmptyFri Nov 22, 2019 10:15 am

Frank,

I think the bloke was from Cumbria actually.

What I have discovered was he was cleared of murder.

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PostSubject: Re: Dill’s Store   Dill’s Store EmptyFri Nov 22, 2019 11:00 am

Dad from Donegal, mom from Antrim.
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