Author Topic: PUBLISHED LETTERS BY PRIVATE J.A.DUNCAN.1ST MANCHESTERS.(LADYSMITH)  (Read 5966 times)

pompey1850

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Attached is a letter by Private James Alexander Duncan.My grandfather.Probably printed in the Manchester Guardian about the relief of Ladysmith.
Any information about him at this time would be appriciated.

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Re: PUBLISHED LETTERS BY PRIVATE J.A.DUNCAN.1ST MANCHESTERS.(LADYSMITH)
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010, 10:17:48 PM »
hi Pompey

i will move this over to the Boer War section where the experts there can have a look at it

cheers

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Re: PUBLISHED LETTERS BY PRIVATE J.A.DUNCAN.1ST MANCHESTERS.(LADYSMITH)
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 07:39:43 AM »
Hi Chris, Thank you for moving my post to the correct place.
I would like to post the second article (Letter) but it appears that it is to large to upload as an attachment.
Can you advise on a solution.
Regards,David

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Re: PUBLISHED LETTERS BY PRIVATE J.A.DUNCAN.1ST MANCHESTERS.(LADYSMITH)
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 04:20:48 PM »
You can either reduce the size of the file ( which i don't think will work to well as it might be hard to read for every one) or you can use a hosting site. This will work well and will let you show the image/article at it full size. As it is an external link there will not be any conflicked with this site and the size you can post.

Here is one such site.   http://tinypic.com/

It is pretty strait forward to use.

First, once you have opened the web site up above.
Click on " Browes " select your image from your files.
Then click on " UPLOAD NOW"
Then type in the security code and click on " UPLOAD NOW " again
Once the image is ready for transfer to here, copy from where it says " Direct Link for Layouts "
And place it on your post here, paste what you have just copied from the TINYPIC website and put it in  {url] HERE [/url]. You will get these symbols by hitting the GLOBE/WORLD image above when you put your cursor it will say " Insert Hyperlink " 

Good luck and hope i explained it ok for you ?

Migky ;)

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Re: PUBLISHED LETTERS BY PRIVATE J.A.DUNCAN.1ST MANCHESTERS.(LADYSMITH)
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 08:47:13 PM »
Hi,Thanks MIGKY for your help with the uploading.I tried it out but the site hung after  pressing "UPLOAD NOW".
So I have split the article into 3 parts.So with luck here is the first one.The header af the article

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Re: PUBLISHED LETTERS BY PRIVATE J.A.DUNCAN.1ST MANCHESTERS.(LADYSMITH)
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010, 09:03:02 PM »
Next part of the article.Part 2. Ref:Private J A DUNCAN (LADYSMITH).
More to follow.

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Re: PUBLISHED LETTERS BY PRIVATE J.A.DUNCAN.1ST MANCHESTERS.(LADYSMITH)
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2010, 09:15:01 PM »
Part 3.Ref: Private J A DUNCAN (LADYSMITH)
More parts to follow.

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Re: PUBLISHED LETTERS BY PRIVATE J.A.DUNCAN.1ST MANCHESTERS.(LADYSMITH)
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 07:52:19 PM »
Next part attached.
Final part on next post.

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Re: PUBLISHED LETTERS BY PRIVATE J.A.DUNCAN.1ST MANCHESTERS.(LADYSMITH)
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010, 07:54:32 PM »
Final attachment of letter.

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Re: PUBLISHED LETTERS BY PRIVATE J.A.DUNCAN.1ST MANCHESTERS.(LADYSMITH)
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 10:40:15 PM »
Pompey - 3321 Pte. J.A. Duncan is shown on the 1st battalion Manchesters QSA medal roll. As the letters indicate he was attached to the 2nd battalion Royal Fusiliers with whom he earned the clasps Tugela Heights and Relief of Ladysmith. He later rejoined the Manchesters with whom he went on to earn the clasp Belfast as well. He was probably also entitled to the King's South Africa Medal with clasps South Africa 1901 & South Africa 1902 but I don't have that roll.

David