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Corporal Schiess VC
Colin Fielding


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There is a photo within The History of War magazine, issue 013, which includes a photograph of Corporal Schiess VC, taken from The Imperial War Museum website.
Have I got it totally wrong, I didn't think any photos existed of him?

link below

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205071734

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Colin Fielding


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Have just noticed the date and location, 1865 in Zululand ! Hmmm!
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Colin, 1865 is just a typo. I've seen the image of Schiess before, which must have been taken
from this group shot. It was treated as not authenticated in those circumstances.
You would need the likes of John Young to say if the rest of the group are in NNC uniforms.


(At the rear with the helmet on)

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John Young


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Alan,

We've actually covered that self-same photograph on a previous post.

http://www.rorkesdriftvc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=780&highlight=alan+hill

The officer in the helmet is indeed a Victoria Cross man, but he is Alan Richard Hill, a Laing's Nek V.C.

Good to see the I.W.M. are on the ball!

John Y.
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Dead right John. Just testing.

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Colin Fielding


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Hi,
thanks for that. I can sleep easily now!

Best regards, Col.
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