Cornet bond and his charger

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  1. Can any one on here tell me the name of the charger mentioned in this all too brief paragraph describing the sinking of HMS Birkenhead and in particular Cornet Bond? I'm expecting a dozen or so random horse names ranging fron 'Trigger' to 'Silver' etc but just maybe someone knows.........

    TY

    DS

    "There were no lifebelts, except only one, privately owned. It was the property of Cornet Bond of the 12th Lancers. He made his way ashore to find his horse waiting for him."
     
  2. Nokia ?
     
  3. Evostick?

    The wiki page on the loss of the BIRKENHEAD is quite good: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Birkenhead_(1845)

    Hadn't realised that you pongoes invented 'women and children first'.
     
  4. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    All I could find:


    A Newspaper account and clipping of the wreck:

    http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=NZTR19070302.2.56&l=mi&e=-------10--1----0-all


    Interesting and very sad story.
     
  5. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)


    Fixed it for you! :lol:
     
  6. Hence the expression "Birkenhead Drill", it's all to do with being British......and being a gentleman...

    Henry sits back with a satisfied smug grin, knowing that in the lottery of life, he was born British...