Philip Wilson wrote:What was your Great Grandfather's name ? If he served with the 21st Lancers at Omdurman then he will be listed as such with biographical details in Forgotten Heroes - The Charge of the 21st Lancers at Omdurman by Roy Dutton published in 2012.
I do have a copy of the book here but am not offering to look every name up.
Philip Wilson wrote:4044 FOWLER, Private Ernest Noel (A Squadron)
Status: Rode in the Charge
Confirmed by: Cairo Roll, Kerri Roll, Hick's Scroll, Q.S Medal Roll and K.S Medal Roll.
Medals: Queen's Sudan Medal, Khedive's Sudan Medal with Khartoum clasp.
Ernest Noel FOWLER also served in South Africa until 1903. His service ended in 1905. He joined the army at 16 in about 1893/4 and served with the 21st Lancers (Victorian Wars Forum Nov.2010)
The above details can be found on page 90 of The Charge of the 21st Lancers. Although this is an exceptionally short entry compared with others in the book, if you obtain a copy and read the entries for those who served with A Squadron then you will gain a far greater appreciation of what they actually experianced.
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