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2133 Private HUGH CABELL
Railway Pioneer Regiment

Hugh Cabell was born in 1858. He was a British subject and a member of the Church of England. Cabell was married and resided at 136 Prince Edward Street in Durban, South Africa. Prior to to Boer War he worked as an engine driver.

Cabell enlisted in the Natal Volunteer Ambulance Corps at Durban on the 3rd of January 1900. In this corps he was assigned to No. 5 Section, 2nd Company. He was discharged from this corps on the 12th of March 1900 when the unit was disbanded. His character on discharge was noted to be "good."

Cabell enlisted as a Private in the Railway Pioneer Regiment at Maritzburg on the 13th of December 1900. On the 23rd of December he joined his unit, "B" Company, 4th Battalion of the regiment. He was discharged from the Railway Pioneer Regiment upon termination of his enlistment. His character on discharge was note to be "very good." For his service during the South African War of 1899-1900 Cabell was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [TRANSVAAL][TUGELA HEIGHTS] and [RELIEF OF LADYSMITH].

Soldier's Papers.