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PostSubject: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptySun Dec 12, 2010 8:51 pm

Thought in my be good to test the old grey matter. ( Who am I ) If anyone else wants to put an ( Who am I ) together please feel free to post.

I was born in February 1844.
My father name was Laurence.
I was educated at Trinity College Dublin, and graduated in 1867 with an M, B & CH. B.
I entered the Army in 1868.
My first posting was with the 36th Regiment of foot.
I received a special in 1879 for my services at a famous Battle. I was awarded a V.C.
I was present at the Battle of Ulundi.
I was again promoted in 1892.
I left the Army for retirement in 1896.
I was one of the three oldest V.C.s who were invited to the dinner in the Royal Gallery House of Lords, at which the Prince of Wales presided in 1929.
I departed the world in 1932.
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptySun Dec 12, 2010 9:42 pm

My guess is Bromhead.
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptySun Dec 12, 2010 10:11 pm

A bit more research impi. Not the answer. Idea
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptySun Dec 12, 2010 11:38 pm

Dalton. Idea Got another.
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptySun Dec 12, 2010 11:43 pm

Booth.. VC
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 12:30 am

Surgeon-Major James Henry Reynolds Idea
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PostSubject: who am I    ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 6:03 am

hi all.
I'm with ctsg , Surgeon Reynolds . Idea .
cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 12:56 pm

First time i done this (Who am I) But here it goes.

I was born in Brecknockshire in 1815

My Father name was Edward.

I was appointed a writer in the civil service over seas in 1834

I crossed the Red sea in an open boat from Kosseir to Mokah.

I passed my exams in native languages and was appointed a collector in Poona This would have been in 1835.

In 1842 I was the Private secretary to the Governor of Bombay

In 1872 I was sent by the foreign office to Zanzibar to negotiate a treaty with the sultan

I arrived in the cape in 1877

I passed away in 1884. But not remembered for the work previously done before the Zulu War 1879

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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 1:29 pm

CTSG / 90th Correct it was "Surgeon Reynolds" . However a member did send me a PM. minutes after posting the topic with the correct answer


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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 5:30 pm

I'l have a try at one of these....

I was born in Dublin 1845

I enlisted in the Norfolk Regiment in 1868 and transfered to the RA in 1872.

I arrived in South Africa in 1878 with the 5th Brigade.

I was promoted but then demoted the day before a famous battle that I was in.

I was awarded the DCM for my actions.

I was discharged at Woolwich in July 1889.

And I went on to live in Natal.

In 1935, my widow presented two copies of the Chard Roll to the SWB Museum.



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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 6:27 pm

Hi Joe

2076 Wheeler John Cantwell DCM
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 7:11 pm

Spot on mate. It obviously wasnt as good as I thought it was :lol!: It didnt take you long, Well Done Idea


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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 7:36 pm

Hi Joe and All

Have a go at this one :lol!:

I was born on 17th December 1845
I qualified on 22 April 1867
I entered the Army in 1867 and joined the Royal Artillery.
I first saw action in the Abassinian Campaign.
I spent six years in India before going to the Cape in 1878.
I took part in the following battles during the Zulu War, Hlobane, Kambula and Ulundi
I returned to England after The Zulu War and then returned to South Africa again in 1881 until 1885.
I returned to India in 1894 until 1897
I left the Army for retirement in 1902.
I was awarded the Knighthood of the Bath.
This was the first ever Knighthood bestowed upon one of my kind.
I was recommended for the VC for my actions in the Zulu War.
I departed the world in 1934.
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 7:43 pm

How about this one (very easy - but we need his full name!):
Second cousin of King Mpande kaSenzangakhona by adoption
Succeeded his father as inkosi in 1872
Underwent military training in the uMxapho Regiment
Recommended that King Cetshwayo kaMpande complied with the British ultimatum of 1878
Became a loyal commander when war became imminent
Was present at the battles of Isandlwana, Khambula and Ulundi
Turned against the King after the War
Became renowned for his skills in ambush
Became famous in KwaZulu-Natal history as a fearless fighter
Escaped capture by hiding in the Ndunu forest
Assisted the British during one of the last actions of the Civil War of 1883-1888
Fathered over 200 children
Died in 1905
Praise name: "uMababl' ahlome, kadindwa ukuhloma uSibindi simnyama sonke, nenyongo yaso" (That is a dead giveaway).
Regards, Ken
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 7:55 pm

Hi Ken

I would say scratch

Zibhebhu kaMapita
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 7:57 pm

1879Graves,

Captain Duck, a vetinary surgeon, Recomended for a VC by Buller for acting a rearguard at Devils Pass


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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 7:59 pm

Nice one Joe Idea Well done Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 10:39 pm

My father left his home and family 1820.
He arrived in South Africa the same year.
In 1824 He married my mother at Port Elizabeth.
I was born in 1834.
We moved to Durban the same year I was born.
My father became a successful hunter and we was financially secure
My Father named our family home “Sea View” as it looked over the Indian Ocean.
I learnt to speak Zulu fluently and gain a great understanding of Zulu cultures.
My Father was killed in 1847.during a hunting expedition.
Shortly after we were forced to sell our family home to pay debts.
I worked as a transport rider for a while.
I lived on the borders of Natal and Zululand.
I was employed as a Border Agent's assistant.
It was my Job to monitor all traffic crossing the Tugela River to and from Zululand.
I witnessed the massacre of Mbuyazi's and his hopelessly out-numbered impi.
I was the Protector of Immigrants. Position given to me by the Natal Government.
When the Zulu War took place 1n 1879 I had no choice but to except the British Imperial Policy.
I passed away in 1895,
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 11:06 pm

Chard1879 Is it "Otto Witt"
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 11:12 pm

"Otto Witt" :lol!: Sorry Dave that did make me laugh. He was a Missionary.

Can't see him doing this.

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I worked as a transport rider for a while.
I lived on the borders of Natal and Zululand.
I was employed as a Border Agent's assistant.
It was my Job to monitor all traffic crossing the Tugela River to and from Zululand.
I witnessed the massacre of Mbuyazi's and his hopelessly out-numbered impi.
I was the Protector of Immigrants. Position given to me by the Natal Government.
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyTue Dec 14, 2010 4:49 am

Hawu! Very good; it was indeed Zibhebhu kaMapitha.
Regarding the other quiz, it was John Dunn...
Regards, Ken
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PostSubject: Re: ( Who am I )   ( Who am I ) EmptyTue Dec 14, 2010 8:26 am

Well done Ken. Well that didn't last to long.

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