Crickey Kenny where did that come from???
There was no need for that at all.
Just to give you some background, I started looking through these old newspaper archives in July to help me through a tough time.
Then I thought
"You know what, other people might find these interesting. It might help generate debates on the forum as well as helping other members with their own research or perhaps family members who come to the forum looking for their descendants."
So I started posting these articles up.
1/ I have never claimed it takes any skill though it does take a lot of my own time and I am paying for access to these newspaper archive sites.
2/ I am not claiming to be a researcher when posting these up (though I am one.)
3/ I am not hoping to find anything new (though anything about Alan Gardner would be nice)
4/ If you notice, were possible, I try and give some background info such as service numbers and regiments that I find by trawling through paper
medal rolls and then leave it to others to jump in and discuss them if they wish
5/ Regarding the above post I did say he was not there and though such an account is fantasy, it does contain useful background family information which may be of use to someone. Oh and by the way, how do you think I found out his number and which regiment he belonged to, it doesn't mention it in the article?
Quote "Yet, all these men who went to South Africa in 1879 suffered great hardships. Particularly when they marched up from PMB to the battlefields. Easy to drive in a car today, do not forget."
None of us can truly imagine what it was like Kenny because none
of us were there.
As I have said I was doing this for the enjoyment of others and to help support the forum.
If people would rather I stopped putting up these posts then please let me know.
I'm not sure why you are having a go at me like this, there is no need for it at all