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Mafeking Town Guard 4 months 3 weeks ago #68045

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Calling all Anglo Boer War Experts.
I am trying to do a little research on a member of the Mafeking Town Guard. His name was Trooper James Westland. I believe he was at the defence of Mafeking. I think he moved on to Mafeking Dist Mtd Troops (Reg no 129) Then to Kitchener's Fighting Scouts ( Reg no 973) Then on to 1st Kitchener's Fighting Scouts as a Corporal. Trying to ascertain his clasp entitlement, medal rolls rather confusing? any other details on him would be great.
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Mafeking Town Guard 4 months 3 weeks ago #68046

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As shown in F.M.P. ……

First name(s) - J
Last name - Westland
Service number - 973
Rank - None
Regiment - Mafeking Town Guard
Other regiments/units - served with Kitchener's Fighting Scouts,Corporal,973; served with Mafeking District Mounted Troops, Private
Rolls - WO100/213; WO100/283 page 141; WO100/283 page 172
Year - 1899-1902
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Country - Great Britain
Notes - QSA Clasps: DoM, OFS, T
Record set - Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Category - Military Service & Conflict
Subcategory - Boer Wars


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Mafeking Town Guard 4 months 3 weeks ago #68052

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Some time ago, Colin Walker published "The Mafeking Siege Register"; based upon siege editions of the Mafeking Mail and other sources. There are a couple of references under the heading "J. Westland, Town Guard". I don't know whether they are the same person. The first is "Westland J.S." on the Mafeking Siege Slip roll and then there is a "Westland J.E., civilian on the day war broke out being struck off the Town Guard for Gross Misconduct (confirmed by Mafeking Municipality notice 13 of 11/10/99 and Siege Slip 71 15/2)".
I had a brief trawl through the appropriate rolls looking for any middle initial for "J.Westland" and no luck.
Do you have Westland's medal and if so was it named to KFS?
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Mafeking Town Guard 4 months 3 weeks ago #68058

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Many thanks for your information, very much appreciated. Westlands Medal is attributed to the Town Guard.
The medal rolls for his regiments are crossed out and changed against his name. Will try and photograph the anomalies sand post later.
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Mafeking Town Guard 4 months 2 weeks ago #68070

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Medal Rolls for Trooper Westland, your expert help will be most appreciated. Possible recipient of DoM, CC, T, OFS.
Clarification on the added notes on the roll would be helpful...Cheers Dave F
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