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18th/21st and 23rd Bns IY Gallantry awards 1 month 2 days ago #65403

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Hi Tim..... Now you have me a little confused...… Here are all the Battalions and Companies that you mentioned..... Mike

6th (Scottish) Battalion

17th (Ayrshire and Lanarkshire) Company, raised 1900; co-sponsored by Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry, and Lanarkshire Yeomanry Cavalry
18th (Queen's Own Royal Glasgow and Lower Ward of Lanark) Company, raised 1900
19th (Lothians and Berwickshire) Company, raised 1900
20th (Fife and Forfar Light Horse) Company, raised 1900; co-sponsored by 1st Fifeshire Light Horse Volunteers, and 1st Forfarshire Light Horse Volunteers
107th (Lanarkshire) Company, raised 1901
108th (Royal Glasgow) Company, raised 1901

18th Battalion (Sharpshooters).

Raised 30 Dec. 1899; embarked at Southampton 6 Apr 1900; landed at Beira Apr. 1900 (joined Rhodesian Field Force); First contingent returned to UK Jun 1901, replaced by second draft Mar-Aug 1901; perpetuated Aug 1901 by 3rd County of London (Sharpshooters) Imperial Yeomanry.
67th (Sharpshooters) Company, raised 1900
70th (Sharpshooters) Company, raised 1900
71st (Sharpshooters) Company, raised 1900
75th (Sharpshooters) Company, raised 1900

23rd Battalion (3rd Sharpshooters).

Raised Jan. 1901; embarked for South Africa Mar. 1901; perpetuated Aug. 1901 by 3rd County of London (Sharpshooters) Imperial Yeomanry.
90th (Sharpshooters) Company, raised 1901
91st (Sharpshooters) Company, raised 1901
92nd (Sharpshooters) Company, raised 1901
93rd (Sharpshooters) Company, raised 1901

25th Battalion (Sharpshooters), raised 1901

115th (Sharpshooters) Company, raised 1901
116th Company, raised 1901
117th (Sharpshooters) Company, raised 1901
118th (Sharpshooters) Company, raised 1901
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18th/21st and 23rd Bns IY Gallantry awards 1 month 2 days ago #65405

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Hello Mike,
The 6th Bn were not Sharpshooters and neither were the 25th Bn. There were 4 bns which were the original 18th Bn (67th/70th/71st/75th Coys); the 1st (18th ) Bn formed from a reinforcement group plus others from the 21st and 23rd Bns; the 21st Bn (80th/81st/82nd /3rd Coys; the 23rd Bn( 90th/91st/92nd/93rd Coys) and finally the 117th Company which was formed from veterans in the 3rd County of London Yeomanry which was a Home Service unit only. Hopefully that clears things up! The confusion comes from the 1st/18th Bn which seems to not have had numbered companies according to the 1905 Regimental history. I had to read it all a number of times to make sure I got it right. The 117th Coy was a coy within the 25th Bn which was a mix of heritage: the bn was most definitely not a Sharpshooter one.
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18th/21st and 23rd Bns IY Gallantry awards 1 month 2 days ago #65406

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Hi Tim..... I will leave it up to you then..... The information that I had is from an article "The History of the Imperial Yeomanry" and the list of Battalions and Companies that are shown there in..... Also from the Regimental History of the Imperial Yeomanry "Absent Minded Beggars by Will Bennett and from the book B.B.M. ……

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I am going to the archives on Friday so will see if I can find any information in the many 'awards' boxes.
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18th/21st and 23rd Bns IY Gallantry awards 3 weeks 4 days ago #65525

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Tim,

I had a look at the attestation papers yesterday for Jackson. Nothing unusual on the last page:

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And the same for Alfred Giles

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