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Signal corps 1st/24th Regiment?
Paul Lamberth


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Location: Rorke's Drift KZN South Africa
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I have recently acquired a 1st ed 3rd print of D.R Morris "The Washing of the Spears" (also have paperback - no photographs) where a photograph titled "signaling equipment of the 1st/24th Regiment at Helpmakaar" caught my attention.
Is this caption correct? If so, is there more detail?
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Paul
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John Young


Joined: 30 Aug 2005
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Location: Lower Sheering, Essex
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Paul,

No the caption is not correct.

The photograph is taken post-1881, hence the reason why the two N.C.O.'s are wearing jampot cuffs.

Look carefully at the box inside the tent with the helmet perched on top of it - part of the inscription reads 'Sergt. ... 1st Welch Regt.' The old 41st were in your neck of the woods in mid-1880's, there are a number of photographs of the unit in your area - a well-known one is that of their mounted infantry visiting Isandlwana.

John Y.
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