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PostSubject: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 3:30 am

Hey Martin, did you see the service kindly posted
by Rusteze..on the headstone is the Glengary Badge
of the 2nd Warwickshires.  Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 8:00 pm

Hi Les.

Yes buddy I saw it, and at least they got that right, however, they got it wrong in the main wording, it just says 24th regiment of foot, but that title only existed from 1751-1782, it should say 24th (2nd Warwickshire) regiment of foot, as that was the title of the regiment from 1782-1881. But never mind, let's just be grateful that at least it didn't mention the swb (unlike some other headstones I have seen photo's of). The chaplain that did the service was the chaplain of the RW, ie, the modern day descendant regiment of the old 24th (2nd Warwickshire) regiment of foot (David's regiment), so it would seem that the modern day regiment accept that David was indeed a defender at RD, otherwise why would he officiate at David's rededication.

Cheers mate  Salute 
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 8:01 pm

Many thanks for the link John  agree 
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 9:01 pm

Hey Martin.  Salute agree 
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 9:10 pm

Of course it's in correct, at the time of his death the regiment was the SWB.
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 9:36 pm

CTSG.

Yes, you are correct Shocked  ,,,,,,, that at the time of David's death the regiment was called the swb, however, his headstone is to commemorate his part in the defence of RD, and at that time the regiment was called the 24th (2nd Warwickshire) regiment.

Now do come along that man, get it right.  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 9:48 pm

His part has not been established yet!
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 9:59 pm

Yes it has!  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 10:16 pm

Oh yes it has !

Oh no it hasn't !

Hooray, pantomime season has arrived !

Now someones going to make a joke about clowns - I wonder who it will be ?

Steve
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 10:37 pm

So its official, no room for fun! i think that would be sad!
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 10:41 pm

Oh come on Les. This forum makes you laugh on most days doesn't it?

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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyMon Jun 02, 2014 10:48 pm

Yeah Steve, when i dont feel like crying!  Surprised 
cheers for that mate..
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyThu Jun 05, 2014 2:03 pm

Hi Les.

I suppose it all depends on which side of the bed some folk get out of. Some appear to get out of it the wrong side day in day out, whilst others get out the right side but end up getting miffed at what happens during the day, but still, those that get out on the right side at least know that it's not them that have got up in a mood.

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone".

'Life's a beach' (or have I misspelt the last word)  scratch 

Cheers mate.  Salute 
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyThu Jun 05, 2014 2:44 pm

Life. Don't talk to me about Life!

Marvin the Paranoid Android. Hichhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyThu Jun 05, 2014 4:45 pm

Martin,Steve.  Very Happy right or wrong side that's so true!
and 42 just blew my mind.  Salute 
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PostSubject: Re: Private David Jenkins Headstone   Private David Jenkins Headstone EmptyThu Jun 05, 2014 5:13 pm

Well, it is the answer to everything. We're going to get told off in a minute.

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