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Talk on the Ashantee War 1873-74

PostPosted: 05 May 2011 23:49
by Philip Wilson
Chris Hill will be giving a talk on the Ashantee War 1873-74 to the Birmingham Medal Society on the evening of the 2nd June, 2011. Those members of this Forum living within the Midlands are welcome to attend. Those wishing to do so should pm me to confirm their attendance and I will then provide them with details of the venue in my capacity as Secretary to the BMS.

Chris Hill is well known within the world of medal collecting and military research. He is extremely knowledgeable on Victorian Colonial Warfare in Africa.

I will post a brief synopsis of this talk for those unable to attend following the meeting on the 2 June.

Re: Talk on the Ashantee War 1873-74

PostPosted: 06 May 2011 01:15
by Waggoner
Philip,

Wish I could be there but that pesky Atlantic Ocean is in the way! I wonder what he will say about Matthew Bell Irvine?

All the best,

Gary

Re: Talk on the Ashantee War 1873-74

PostPosted: 06 May 2011 12:53
by DavidB
Sadly can't make it but sounds right up my street.
A brief synopsis after the event would be most welcome, thanks in advance

Re: Talk on the Ashantee War 1873-74

PostPosted: 06 May 2011 21:23
by Philip Wilson
Waggoner wrote:Philip,

Wish I could be there but that pesky Atlantic Ocean is in the way! I wonder what he will say about Matthew Bell Irvine?



Gary
Acting Deputy Contoller Matthew Bell IRVINE, Control Department , Commissioned 1848. Service in Crimea, Red River, Asante. Deputy Commisionary General 1874, is sure to feature in Chris Hill's talk.

IRVINE is mentioned within the text of ' The Ashanti Ring - Sir Garnet Wolseley's Campaigns 1870-1882' by Leigh Maxwell , published by Leo Cooper in 1985. Also in 'Wolseley and Ashanti - The Asante War Journal and Correspondence of Major-General Sir Garnet Wolseley 1873-74' edited by Ian F.W.Beckett, published by the History Press for the Army Records Society in 2009 . I am a long standing member of the Army Records Society -they have produced many excellent books.