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PostSubject: Not accepted !   Not accepted ! EmptyFri Nov 30, 2012 5:37 am

Hi all

Durnford volunteered for service in the Crimean War but was not accepted ?

Why ?

And he did not see active service in the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 ?

Why ?

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PostSubject: Re: Not accepted !   Not accepted ! EmptyFri Nov 30, 2012 9:27 pm

Ambitious young officers often had to volunteer to serve as attached personnel in active units, in their quest for action, if their regiment / battalion was not involved.
Many would volunteer, competition was fierce; only a few were accepted as there were not enough positions for all who applied.
This shows Durnford to have been a keen young officer; no sleight on him for putting offering his services as a volunteer.


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I think Durnford fell ill on the way to a war, not sure which one, i read it in his biography around a year ago.



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If you get the chance to look up which one, that'd be interesting.
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Hi Tasker .
This from ' Who's Who InThe Zulu War Of 1879 Vol 1 The British ' by Greaves & Knight .
Page 81 . Durnford obtained a Commission in the engineers as a 2nd Lt in 1848 . He served at Chatham and Scotland before being posted to Ceylon ( Sri Lanka for those who may not know ) in 1851 , Durnford married in 1854 , and remained in Ceylon until 1856 when he was posted to Malta . In 1858 he returned to England . He was in Gibraltar between 1860 & 1864 when he was sent to China . He collapsed with heat Apoplexy on the journey , landed in Ceylon and returned to England . In 1871 he accepted a post at the Cape .
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Durnford married in 1854, and in 1858 he returned to England, this is perhaps why he avoids breakage - pipe, but in South Africa, he had no choice ...
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PostSubject: Not accepted !   Not accepted ! EmptySat Dec 01, 2012 7:50 am

Pascal .
Question . What do mean Question . My post already tells us he was married in 1854 and was back in England in 1858.
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Hi Gary

If you get married, you did not really want to go you freeze in the Crimea and if you're in London, it does not're going to die of heat or otherwise in India, by cons to avoid the break - pipes in South Africa that you are there, it is less convenient...No ?

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90th wrote:
Hi Tasker .
This from ' Who's Who InThe Zulu War Of 1879 Vol 1 The British ' by Greaves & Knight .
Page 81 . Durnford obtained a Commission in the engineers as a 2nd Lt in 1848 . He served at Chatham and Scotland before being posted to Ceylon ( Sri Lanka for those who may not know ) in 1851 , Durnford married in 1854 , and remained in Ceylon until 1856 when he was posted to Malta . In 1858 he returned to England . He was in Gibraltar between 1860 & 1864 when he was sent to China . He collapsed with heat Apoplexy on the journey , landed in Ceylon and returned to England . In 1871 he accepted a post at the Cape .
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Thanks for that 90th. Salute
A lot of peaceful deployments then. His collapse on the way to China then was not on his way to a war as DB suggests. Seems unlikely he'd have seen action until he went to the Cape.
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If he wanted some action, it would have been, it was not the opportunities that have missed ...
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