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Postby Michael T » 13 Oct 2017 09:16

A book recently read with some references to early veterans one in particular Spicer Cookworthy whose portrait hangs in the Art Gallery of Western Australian.
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Postby Will Mathieson » 14 Oct 2017 02:26

Interesting looking book.
Does the book have any reference to a Charles Sheppey Sturt, son of Charles Sturt? He was in the Abyssinia campaign.
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Postby Michael T » 14 Oct 2017 23:55

No Sturt mentioned in the index unfortunately. There is another interesting story surrounding a Frederick Whirlpool who sailed to India in 1855 and enlisted with 3rd Bombay European Regiment.
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Postby Peter » 15 Oct 2017 03:09


I didn’t reply immediately as I didn’t want to steal Michael’s thunder.

However…… There is no thunder to steal. Neither Charles Sheppey Sturt nor the Abyssinian campaign is listed in the Index.

There are only two results in the National Library of Australia site (

An item titled “Charles Sturt's Headstone” in the column “The London Scene” reports the discovery of the grave of Charles Sturt in Cheltenham cemetery and notes:

The adjoining grave is that of
Sturt's son, Major-General Charles
Sheppey Sturt, of the Indian Army,
who was born in New South Wales
on September 21, 1838, and died at
Muddiford, near Barnstaple, on De
cember 22, 1910.

(The London Scene, February 13, in: The Sun (Sydney, NSW), Sunday, 7 March, 1937. p 3).

The second is a snippet from

The story of 'Grange': the home of Capt. Charles Sturt (a founder of South Australia) / by Marjory R. Casson, 1966:

“... house the 'Grange' ...1896, made by Charles Sheppey Sturt ...”

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