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Offline Garen

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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #369 on: Sunday 22 March 20 16:38 GMT (UK) »
Probably best to post it in the main Armed Forces forum if you don't mind (just in case the off-topic discussion runs on) - but feel free to post a link to the post here to direct Frogsmile to the right place.

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Thank you very much again for sharing your expertise!   
Would it be ok to post another picture....definitely dated later than the 2nd Anglo afghan war. Or would there be a better place?
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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #370 on: Sunday 22 March 20 16:41 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much again for sharing your expertise!   
Would it be ok to post another picture....definitely dated later than the 2nd Anglo afghan war. Or would there be a better place?

Itís fine to post it in roots chat, but perhaps in its own dedicated thread outside the Afghan War.  There used to be a Victorian Wars Forum that would have been ideal, but unfortunately it closed, although thereís hope of creating a new one. Until then, this is the best place.

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Re: Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-80
« Reply #371 on: Thursday 30 July 20 20:02 BST (UK) »
Hi!
  When researching my ancestry I accidentally found a relation in a graveyard picture a couple of days ago that turns out to be my 1st cousin 4x removed. He is Thomas Wilde (Listed as Wild in records). Thomas was born in Farnworth, Widnes in January 1858. His grave says "Magazine Sergeant of No.1 Battery 5th Brigade Royal Artillery ..... who died at Jellababad Afghanistan January 15th 1880 aged 22 years". It's interesting to see his death date doesn't seem to coincide with any particular action in the timeline? I've already ordered a replica medal which I can't wait to get but am unsure what clasps he would have been entitled to, lthough one record i have, if it's him says he got the Ali Musjid clasp! This reord shows a different service number number, but i did see some soldiers number changed. I have uploaded the records I have, and a picture of the grave and will go in the next day or so and find it myself and take a better picture! Any thoughts or information you have on Thomas would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks   Ian