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|30th June 2004||Trooper Thorne at RD|
By Ray Thorne
Following a visit to RD in Dec. 2001 where I saw the grave to my namesake in the cemetary there, I posted a query asking if anyone had any biographical details on this man who was in the 6th Dragoons and drowned in the river on 25th Oct 1884. Martin replied with details of the Reg. museum - although the correct one was in York not Edinburgh, Martin. They tell me he was a member of the military escorting Cetshawo back to be reinstated on his throne, but could give no further details.
I am just repeating my query now in the hope that the 125th anniversary visits and interest may have resulted in some more info being discovered on this poor soldier, who could just be a relative? anyone know anything?