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10th December 2004Royal Marines - HMS Active
By Peter Weedon
I have acquired the South Africa medal with clasp 1877-8-9 to Pte T Smith, who served with the Royal Marines.

Has anyone seen any pictures of the Marines from HMS Active in any publication?


Peter Weedon
10th December 2004John Young

There is a photograph of Active's landing brigade in a number of books, with R.M.L.I. & R.M.A. in the centre of the group.

There was also an engraving in the Graphic, which was reproduced over pages 32-33 of my book, which shows the Royal Marines, I assume the original sketch at was made at the same time as the photograph, or maybe based on the photograph.

John Y.
10th December 2004Peter Weedon

Thanks. I have found the image in Barthrop's book. According to the credits, the picture cam from the Africana Museum in Jo'burg. I know that the Museum (now MuseuMAfricA) has been renamed but I cannot find an email address, only a postal address. Does anyone know of the Museum is contactable by email?

Peter Weedon
10th December 2004Dewi Evans

I did a web search and came up with the following, I hope it will be of assistance.

Sandra de Wet, senior curator: documentation, MuseuMAfricA
(011) 833 5624
[email protected]

Dewi Evans.
11th December 2004Peter Weedon

Thanks very much. You must have been more thorough than me.