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18th/21st and 23rd Bns IY Gallantry awards 1 week 6 days ago #65332

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Good Morning Tim.....

Here is the 91st..... With regards to the DSO's / DCM's you would need the names..... Also the majority of DCM's had no citation I would say up to 75%...… See here: www.angloboerwar.com/medals-and-awards/british/241-dcm

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18th/21st and 23rd Bns IY Gallantry awards 1 week 2 days ago #65401

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Hello Mike,
Sorry for thanking you rather later than planned but I've been under the cosh at work. It was very interesting to see that many DCM holders did not have a citation to support the award. Of the three that I'm seeking I have found only one so far the others are: 15443 SSM S Giles 18th Battalion and 12649 Staff Sgt Major T Jackson 18th Battalion who are the two unnamed awards in the 1905 Regimental History. They do appear in the DCM table but that's it and interestingly they both received MiDs as well. The only other missing one is Lt Col Roger Parke who commanded the 18th Bn and who was awarded the CB . Again no citation for the CB that I can find.
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18th/21st and 23rd Bns IY Gallantry awards 1 week 2 days ago #65402

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Hi Mike,
These extracts are really useful. Do I assume that the 23rd Bn did not get any MiD's or other decorations? There was also a unit (Bn minus) called confusingly the 1st (18th Bn) Sharpshooters as well as an independent company (117th company, 25th Bn) raised by the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) IY who were a Home Service regiment raised by the Earl of Dunraven from the 18th/21st and 23rd companies. The 4 squadrons that formed the new regiment were formed from the previous battalions - A Sqn being found from the 18th, B Sqn from the 21st and C Sqn from the 23rd whilst D Sqn were formed from new recruits and other yeomen. The 117th company mentioned earlier was disbanded in country with many of its members staying on there.. All rather confusing but typically Yeomanry!

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