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18th/21st and 23rd Bns IY Gallantry awards 1 week 6 days ago #65314

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Hello,
I'm trying to find the citations for a number of officers and SNCOs who were awarded a mix of DSO and DCM during the Boer War. I have the names and numbers which I have got from here but am singularly unlucky in trying to find the actual citations. The same goes for Mentions in Dispatches where there are lots of names - most not recorded in my regimental history and I've tracked down a few in the London Gazette but there are still gaps which I'd like to fill. The reason is that I'm writing a Roll of Honour covering the Kent and Sharpshooter Yeomanry regiments and I'd rather not have any gaps in the first chapter! .
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18th/21st and 23rd Bns IY Gallantry awards 1 week 6 days ago #65318

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Welcome Tim...…

Maybe this can help, from the book SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902 MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES by A. MALOYD, 2001



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Hi,
Thanks very much for this which is really useful.
A number of Sharpshooters from the 91st Company (21st Bn) were awarded the MiD specifically for the Battle of Tafel Kop. Are they shown separately by any chance under an entry for the 91st Company? Next step is track down the DSO/DCM citations. There was in addition to the three bns mentioned a fourth unit confusingly called the 1st(18th Bn) Sharpshooters. Do they appear anywhere in this book by any chance?
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