DGoode32 wrote:My grandfather Private John Goode went to Afghanistan with the 15th Hussars. The one thing that survives is a little red booklet giving 24 views of H M Indian Troop Ship's trip to India and back. Do any of you knowledgeable people know what role the Hussars played in the campaign and over what period?? I am writing an account of his life and times and would welcome any information which might throw light on what he was doing there.
DGoode32 wrote:One very interesting point emerges namely that the Serapis left Portsmouth 3 days before the opening of the Suez Canal on 17 November. The question is was it therefore one of the first troopships to go through the canal or did it as you seem to imply proceed as all warships did prior to the canal opening with troops and horses disembarking at Port Said and reembarking at Suez?
DGoode32 wrote:In 1890 the 15th left India for S Africa, arriving just in time to be involved in the disastrous Battle of Majuba Hill. They apparently lost a lot of horses en route and had a generally tough time getting to the warzone though were fortunate not to be involved on Majuba itself. Do you have anything on this or can you point me to more detail.
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