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|Subject: PTE T. GROOM, 1/24TH FOOT Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:11 am|| |
"Thomas Groom, age of 23 enlisted on 10 June 1874 in the 2nd Battalion, 24th foot. On the 18th of October 1874 he was transferred to the 1st Battalion 24th Foot and would see out the rest of his service in this battalion, taking part in operations against the Gcalekas and gaikas tribes 1877-8 and Zulu War of 1879. He transferred to the army reserve 8th of March 1880. He spent the remaining part of his life in Liverpool, and resided at 14 Park Street."
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|Subject: Pte Thomas Groom 1/24th Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:53 am|| |
A bit more on Thomas Groom from Norman Holme's ' The Noble 24th '
Pte Thomas Groom 25B / 274 , enlisted at Liverpool , Lancashire 10 / 6 / 74 , age 23 yrs 10 mths , Transferred to Army Reserve 16/ 11/ 80 , South Africa Medal with Clasp 1877-78-79 .
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|Subject: Re: PTE T. GROOM, 1/24TH FOOT Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:58 pm|| |
He was either D or G Company at Helpmekaar on 22/23 January 1879.