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Lord Chelmsford Said .Buller is ‘one of the finest soldiers of the century’, so modest and reticent –that it was difficult to say for what individual deed he had got the Victoria Cross as he had been doing acts worthy of it all along the line
 
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PostSubject: Help needed to decipher first name?   Help needed to decipher first name? EmptySat Nov 05, 2011 9:39 pm

Hi All

All your suggestions are welcome, first name needed.

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed to decipher first name?   Help needed to decipher first name? EmptySat Nov 05, 2011 9:54 pm

1879graves,


JABEZ



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PostSubject: Re: Help needed to decipher first name?   Help needed to decipher first name? EmptySat Nov 05, 2011 9:59 pm

Have to agree with POT, certainly looks like Jabez.

Google it and find it is an unusual, but Hebrew name.
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PostSubject: help in decipering name   Help needed to decipher first name? EmptySun Nov 06, 2011 5:01 am

Hi 1879graves,

I concur, Jabez it seems to be.


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PostSubject: Help needed to decipher first name .   Help needed to decipher first name? EmptySun Nov 06, 2011 5:18 am

Hi Graves .
What can I say ..............One more for Jabez !. But , you do know my past record attempting to read Victorian Era documentation . Is the last name Atkins ???. I know you werent asking but thought I would !. :lol!: :lol!: .
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Hi all

Many thanks for the first name of Jabez, that's great :)

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You are correct, his surname is Atkins :lol!:

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