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|11th January 2004||Troop Sergeant Major|
By Justin Young
I'm wondering if anyone could help me with any information about three soldiers that fought in the Zulu War- or so I believe:
Troop Sergeant Major C.D Venn Of the Frontier Light Horse. .
Lieut T.H.S Donovan of the Transvaal Rangers
Quatermaster Sergeant A.M McDonald of Bakers Horse.
Any details such as enlistment dates, Troop they served in (in Venn's case), previous/post units they may have served in etc. would be much appreciated
|11th January 2004||Mark Hobson|
I've had a brief glance at my copy of 'What happened to A VC' by Patricia D'arcy where Venn is listed on the rolls of the Frontier Light Horse.
Date of Enrolment: 19/12/1877
Date of Discharge: 15/06/1879
The FLH was recalled for the campaign against Sekukuni in November '79.
Venn is listed as having taken part in the 1877/78 campaign against the Gaikas, Galekas and Kaffirs (ninth Kaffir War), as well as the Zulu War and Sekukuni campaign.
If I come up with more I'll make another post.
|13th January 2004||Justin Young|
Thanks for the info on Venn- I actually have this book somewhere but where I do not know!
Does it give any details of the Troop he led?
Hope someone else can help on the other soldiers.