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Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:18 pm
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A quick question about Sgt. Archbell.

I have read the threads on here that mention him - he is one of only a handful of men with individual graves at Isandlwana, plus he is on the Old Boys memorial ...

Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:34 pm
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I read the following letter which was published in the Somerset County Gazette, I have copied it here for general interest but if anyone is more than generally interested please contact the chap!

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Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:12 pm
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Thanks Martin.

Pete.

Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:56 pm
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Martin,

Thank you for that, I knew about the 77-78-79 bars but not the return date.

He also received a good conduct / long service medal in 83 , would you know how many years service that indic ...

Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:38 pm
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Making some slow progress!

Went backwards with the family history to start with, with usual confusing details - the Keane I am looking for in fact joined the Leinster Regiment...thought the trail w ...

Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:32 pm
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Am making some small progress - we are sure it was a John Keane ,but.....Pte 88 John Keane is too young.

My g-g-gfathers brother was a Michael, but we believe there is no connection with the C/Sgt ...

Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:13 pm
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Thanks for the replies, I am going to order a couple of the books mentioned on this site to get up to speed!

I understand now about the clasp, I guess that the medal must have been issued posthumou ...

Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:35 pm
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I tend to agree - whilst the current situation has a direct personal interest to myself and my family, I can probably achieve the answer I need using the normal genealogical avenues of enquiry and leg ...

Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:28 pm
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Hi,

Thank you for your replies.

Firstly - an apology - I did search the website first but misread the 'roll of the defenders' as 'role of the defenders', always embarassing asking a question whe ...

Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:05 pm
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Martin,

Thanks for that, saves me a wasted journey to Kew.

Pete.

Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:01 pm
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Hi All,

As per the other thread, I am hunting down info. on two Keanes at Isandlwhana......but.....hit a bit of a problem:

My fathers Aunt is the source of the info. that a family member was inv ...

Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:42 pm
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peterw,

Thank you for the information, I am going to concentrate on John Keane to start with, I guess I need his muster roll from 1874 as it will give his NOK details on enlistment.

General Staf ...

Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:02 am
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Thanks for that.

Salford was a central hub for cattle, there were big markets there. I suspect that John Keane or his father brought cattle over from Ireland (Lord Gort employed many people to do t ...

Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:26 pm
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Hello all,

Just to say a quick hello and give you a bit of info. on the work to identify the remains.

There is a DNA database in existence that covers the Irish Keane families, plus also associa ...
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