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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 26 July 06 17:46 BST (UK) »
Many thanks, Annie.

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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 03 August 06 17:06 BST (UK) »
Congratulations , just going now to have a good look,
Vanda :)
I'm researching both sides of my family so I'm looking for a lot of info hence a lot of names!!
My main interest at present is for LAWSON, Scotland   CRONK, Edenbridge Kent, Croydon.   LEIGHTON, Scotland.  BROWN Ireland and London, WARBURTON.Cheshire, Worcestershire and Canada

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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #20 on: Monday 12 February 07 12:02 GMT (UK) »
Hello Garen,

I am hoping ,like many , that you can help me . I am researching my grand uncle.

Edward Wood  b.1859 Knottingley , West Yorkshire

1881 census :

Living at home with his parents in Hunslet nr. Leeds   single

under occupation it has 'in army 2/14 Regiment P W O   (no rank given)

If I have done my homework correct , I make this the 14th regiment of foot , Prince of Wales Own.

I know 1881 was a time of upheaval for British regiments , changing names and locations etc.

He appears in the 1891 census as a worker in Leeds.

What I would like to know is , would he have been in Afganistan , I see by your site that the British retreated in 1880.

It is appreciated that this is not very much to go on , but any pointers would be a help.

Please let me know if I have gone in the wrong direction.

                                                           Jim
WOOD in  Hunslet  area of Leeds , West Yorkshire
WOOD in Knottingley , West Yorkshire

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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #21 on: Monday 12 February 07 12:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jim,

Welcome to the site.

Found this below in the Afghan War Medal Roll.

West Yorkshire Regt (14 Regt).

It looks as though he was entitled to the Afghan Medal.

Trevor
Ethell in Yorkshire & Kent
Gamble in Hemsley & York
Kersley In Sheffield & Winchester
Roberts in Llanwrst & Sheffield
Lill in Boston
Wake in Yorkshire

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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #22 on: Monday 12 February 07 12:44 GMT (UK) »
Hello Jim,

Thanks for getting in touch. Trevor has saved me a look-up in the roll (thank you Trevor!) - it would be good for you to try and obtain your g-uncle's service record just to conform it's the same man - good chance it is.

Although he obtained no clasps with his medal, many men of the 14th (though not all) were involved in the little-known action of Mazina in the Afghan War - 20 May 1880 - when Brigadier W A Gib took on Ghulam Ahmed near Pesh Bolak, so maybe he saw action still.

It would be great to add your g-uncle's details to the database. Let me know if I can help with any more info.

Best - Garen.
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« Reply #23 on: Monday 12 February 07 13:39 GMT (UK) »
Thank you to Garen and Dortmund ,

I weren't expecting two replies within 45 minutes , that's pretty impressive !

That info gives me something to look up at last. I hope he is the right one. Although it is a common name.

I shall certainly keep you posted on the outcome , whichever way it goes.

                                    Thanks again

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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #24 on: Friday 27 February 09 22:41 GMT (UK) »
Hello fellow researchers,

I'm new to this forum and just wanted to register my interest in this campaign (Afghanistan 1878 - 1880). I am happy to help with questions anyone might have, and I am also interested in hearing from the descendants of people who were involved in or around the war.

I have a lot of information at hand but am always interested in more. Queries are welcome, as I like to help out if I can, and it also forces me to look into different aspects of the campaign and I learn more for myself each time.

I have a website, which will be going through some bigger updates over the next few months, at http://www.angloafghanwar.info

All the best -
Garen.
My great grandfather was involved in the march from Kabul to Kandahar according to oral family history. I have found him as a bandsman with the 42nd Highlanders (which became the Black watch) in Plymouth, Malta and as an army pensioner.Is there any website which names soldiers who took part in the Afghan campaign?
Cheers
Les

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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #25 on: Friday 27 February 09 23:52 GMT (UK) »
Hello Les,

What was his name? I could check the medal roll. If he served with a Highland regiment in the Afghan campaign it would be the 72nd, 78th or 92nd (maybe 25th). If he was on the march to Kandahar with Roberts (as opposed to with Phayre) then it would be the 72nd or 92nd.

You could see if he's already on the database, but it's still quite a young project.

http://www.angloafghanwar.info/database/main.php

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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 28 February 09 16:34 GMT (UK) »
Hello Les,

What was his name? I could check the medal roll. If he served with a Highland regiment in the Afghan campaign it would be the 72nd, 78th or 92nd (maybe 25th). If he was on the march to Kandahar with Roberts (as opposed to with Phayre) then it would be the 72nd or 92nd.

You could see if he's already on the database, but it's still quite a young project.

http://www.angloafghanwar.info/database/main.php

Best - Garen
can't believe I didn't give you his name - AOL was playing up last night and i typed the posting twice before it went through - sorry
His name was Robert Arthur Burton or Bertram Buswell. Born about 1842 died about 1896. The only notification I have of his regiment is on his daughters marriage cert and he was already dead by then. He is described as a bandsman with the 42nd Highland regiment.
Thank you
Les