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|Subject: Francis Pyne , R Harper , James Luxford , Peter Grulby N5 Brigade John Allen RE Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:58 pm|| |
Natal Witness 29th July 1880
The names of Francis Pyne, R Harper, James Luxford, Peter Grulby and John Allen are posted up in Tuesdays Gazette as being deserters from Her Majesty's forces in Natal. The first four named belonged to the Royal Artillery and the last mentioned deserter to the Royal Engineers.
AZW medal roll details
N5 Brig Gunner 3129 Pyne F. 1879 clasp
N5 Brig. Gunner 1772 Harper R. 1879 clasp. No medal. Deserted
N5 Brig. Driver 2082 Luford J. 1877-78-79 clasp. No medal. Deserted (note slight difference in spelling of surname)
N5 Brig. Driver 4776 Grubby P. 1879 clasp (I think this is the same man despite the differernce in the spelling of the surname.)
Royal Engineers 2nd Company
Lance Corporal Unpaid 14598 Allen J. 1879 clasp No medal. Deserted.