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Boer War Soldier
« on: Sunday 10 December 17 17:11 GMT (UK) »
From NZ History I read the Boer War details of 7438 Samuel J B Foss and was particularly interested in one of the comments made below that entry. It was made by a Blair McCarthy who said this soldier was the uncle of his grandmother and that she still has his medals. I would dearly love to have a photo of them for Samuel Foss was part of my family. I am wondering if Mr. Blair is a reader of RootsChat and whether he can add to his 2014 comment. Thank you. Toby Webb.

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Re: Boer War Soldier
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 December 17 18:15 GMT (UK) »
Hello Toby

In case a reply is not forthcoming from the person you mention, there is also a contact ("other relative") provided at the following link.

http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C5035?n=samuel%20foss&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%

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Edited to add :  Scroll to end of above linked page for contact name ...  have just noticed also the name of a further "researcher" near top of page.

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 December 17 18:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Maybe you've already viewed this file for Samuel James Beart FOSS ?

https://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20520144&digital=yes

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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 December 17 18:25 GMT (UK) »
This Probate file too ...

Will signed as "J. Beart FOSS"  which tends to indicate he was perhaps known by his second christian name "James"  ??

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G92Q-X47P?i=39&cc=1865481

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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 December 17 21:37 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Lucy2. That adds a bit to my file. Couldn't open

https://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20520144&digital=yes

Were the contents particularly significant? T

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 December 17 21:39 GMT (UK) »
Lucy2.
I should have added that there were so many Samuel Foss that I had to give them numbers. T

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 December 17 21:48 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Lucy2. That adds a bit to my file. Couldn't open

https://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20520144&digital=yes

Were the contents particularly significant? T

Hi Toby

.... simply click on the name (highlighted in beige colour) which is directly underneath
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