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PostSubject: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyMon Jan 03, 2011 5:28 pm

i was going through a census for exeter and the surrounding area, and found captain rainforth 1/24th listed as living in newton st cyres (5 miles from exeter) c.1850

any info on this individual?
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyMon Jan 03, 2011 5:55 pm

He commanded the company which on the 6th December, was left on detachment at Greytown, and which, advancing on Rorke’s Drift, was directed to fall back on Helpmakaar. Took part in the subsequent operations of the Battalion, and was present at the Battle of Ulundi.

Hi ciroferrara

A Little information for you

Name: Thomas Rainforth
Date of Birth - 5th November 1842 at Newton, Exeter, Devon.
Ensign 6th May 1862;
Lieutenant 16th May 1865;
Captain 1st April 1875;
Major 1st January 1881;
Lieutenant Colonel Retired 4th April 1884 (The Army List States 4th April 1883).
Died 14th November 1897 (WO25/3368).
In the Census Return dated 3rd April 1881 he is recorded as residing at the Barracks, Brecon.
Served in South Africa 14th May 1875 - 2nd October 1879.
Served in the Kaffir War 1877 - 78, present at the action at Quintana 7th February 1878.
Served in the Zulu War 1879, in command of the Company which, on 6th December, was left in Greytown, took part in subsequent operations, present at Ulundi.
South African War -1877-8-9 -Kaffir Campaign - Operations against the Galekas.
Zulu Campaign - Battle of Ulundi. Despatches, London Gazette, 15th March 1879. Medal with Clasp.
South Africa Medal with Clasp 1877-8-9.
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyMon Jan 03, 2011 7:39 pm

are there any known photographs of him?
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyMon Jan 03, 2011 8:04 pm

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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyMon Jan 03, 2011 8:58 pm

are there any formal portraits of him
i.e. not in a group?
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyTue Feb 08, 2011 8:19 pm

through my research ive found that he died 14th november 1897, although i can find no trace of where he was buried.
perhaps newton st cyres , his place of birth.?
also i cannot dig up a clear portrait of him from any source

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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyTue Feb 08, 2011 8:44 pm

Hi ciroferrara

For a photograph, you can try the following:
South Wales Borderers Museum
The Barracks
Brecon
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LD3 7EB
Tel: 01874 613310
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyTue Feb 08, 2011 11:13 pm

ive arranged a date to look in the archives in june!!! which is the only time im free... should be an interesting experience :lol:
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyWed Feb 09, 2011 7:47 am

Hi All
Rainforth is buried at llandysilio Cemetery Isle of Angelsey North Wales Section F Grave 34. the cemetery is below the road bridge that crosses over to Angelsey, happy hunting???
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyWed Feb 09, 2011 9:38 am

well im taking a week off in june so im sure i'll end up talking my girlfriend into coming with me :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 5:20 pm

after reviewing the cencus for newton st cyres i managed to find captain rainforths birth place listed only as "the school"
and have provided pictures of the house he was born...

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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 5:26 pm

rai wrote:
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Rainforth is buried at llandysilio Cemetery Isle of Angelsey North Wales Section F Grave 34. the cemetery is below the road bridge that crosses over to Angelsey,

Hi Rai

Did you photograph his grave?

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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 8:57 pm

im planning on a trip to wales in the near future to photgraph his grave...
the picture in the above link is the house where he was born
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 9:04 pm

Hi ciroferrara

Looking forward to the photographs from your Wales trip in the near Future. Idea
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 11:17 pm

i will also be paying a visit to RRW museum , to look in the archives : so if anyone has any requests i'd be more than happy to have a look while i'm up there :)
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyMon Feb 14, 2011 6:44 am

ciroferrara

Dont forget to visit the Brecon Chapel of the 24th. Strangly a lot of people do the museum and ignore the Church. The original colors are still there hanging on the wall. Its a must see. The place is alive with memorable items.

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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyTue Feb 15, 2011 12:32 am

ive just purchased an expensive digital camera .. so hopefully when im in wales i'll be able to take some decent pictures for the forum
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PostSubject: capt Rainsforth   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyTue Feb 15, 2011 12:34 am

Hi Ciroferrara.
Well done , looking forward to your photo's .
cheers 90th. Idea
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyTue Feb 15, 2011 5:20 pm

i was just thinking ( very dangerous :lol!: ) if there was a photo of captain rainforth in the john young collection ??
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyWed Apr 13, 2011 6:29 pm

in the build up to my trip to the regimental museum i bought another 5 !!! books on the zuluwar including Philip Gon's "road to isandhlwana" But a photo of captain rainforth remains elusive!!!
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyTue May 22, 2012 12:35 am

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Hi all,

On the photo, is he really RAINFROTH? (i can't read his name on the photo).

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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyTue May 22, 2012 5:04 am

Clearly says RAINFORTH .

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PostSubject: Capt . Rainforth   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyTue May 22, 2012 6:44 am

Hi Ymob.
I'm also certain it says ' Rainforth '
Cheers 90th. You need to study mo
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PostSubject: Re: captain rainforth 1/24th   captain rainforth 1/24th EmptyTue May 22, 2012 11:14 am

90th wrote:
Hi Ymob.
I'm also certain it says ' Rainforth '
Cheers 90th. You need to study mo
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Hi 90th and gary Wilson

Thanks very much.
I haven't got photo of him.
I am very happy!!!

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