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30th March 2003Luneberg
By Richard Waters
Could someone please tell me who was the commanding officer of the number V column at Luneberg please? I saw it on TV once but i can't remember his name.

Thanks in advance.
30th March 2003Peter Ewart

Colonel H. Rowlands, I believe. (Some authorities give the name as Rowland but I'm sure this forum will verify full details).

Incidentally, the German community there has produced an interesting history of that district, including how it fared during the AZW, although putting forward one or two strange reasons for the causes of the war - perhaps as seen from their perspective in the north. It has been translated into English & is available there.

30th March 2003Richard Waters
Thank you, Peter, you've put a nagging question to rest.

30th March 2003John Young

Backing-up Peter's comment - it was Colonel Hugh Rowlands, V.C., C.B., formerly of the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment.

Rowlands was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at the Battle of Inkerman, in the Crimean War, on 5th November, 1854.

There is a book on him entitled "The Commandant of the Transvaal", which is on the shop page.

John Y.
30th March 2003John Young

Sorry - when he was awarded his V.C., he was serving in the 41st (Welch) Regiment.

John Y.