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CANADIAN SCOUTS CORONATION CONTINGENT 1902

Two silver and 23 bronze Coronation Medals were awarded to the Canadian Scouts while in Britain. Three bronze medals, for men absent when the presentation was made, were returned to the War Office and given to an officer for distribution in Canada. The three medals were for 3559 Ferguson, 412 Bourke [sic] and 241 Shannon. Ferguson, and Burke are on the Nominal Roll and Queen's South Africa Medal at Kew. No trace can be found of Shannon.

MAJOR ALEXANDER McMILLAN D.S.O.

NAME: McMILLAN, Alexander
REGIMENTAL No: None
RANK: Captain
DOB/POB: 19/11/1870, Markham, Ontario
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 30 Years 1 Month
OCCUPATION: Taylor
RELIGION: Presbyterian
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 01/12/1901
PROMOTED: Major
C.S. RELEASE DATE: Not Shown
FORMER SERVICE: “B” Squadron, Royal Canadian Dragoons
05/12/1893 – 01/01/1900
Royal Canadian Dragoons (251 – S.S.M.)
01/01/1900 – 01/12/1901
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: Royal Canadian Dragoons, 14/08/1903 – 01/09/1931 - Commanded Royal Canadian Dragoons from 18/06/1919 – 02/02/1920
Canadian Expeditionary Forces 17/11/1914 – 20/05/1919
MEDALS: Distinguished Service Order
Q.S.A. Cape Colony / Orange Free State / Transvaal / Diamond Hill / Belfast
K.S.A. South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
1914-1915 Star, British War, Inter-Allied Victory Medal
Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal (1897)
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Silver)
Mentioned in Dispatches 2 Times
NOTES/REMARKS:
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
ORIGINAL MEMBER Commanded Canadian Scouts – February to May 1902
DECEASED March 12th, 1968, Ottawa Ontario
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 9, Militia and Defence, Series 11-A-5, Vol. 14, Reel C 1863 – Medal Registers
LAC, RG 24, National Defence Series 11-A-1, Vol. 340, Docket 20142, Canadian Scouts Nominal Roll p.1
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, Series A-1-a, VOL. 77, Reel T-201 – Service Files
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 118, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 785
LAC, RG150, Ministry of Overseas Military Forces, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7109-29 Canadian Expeditionary Force Documents
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p61
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p308a, p336

LIEUTENANT GILBERT LEGH

NAME: LEGH Gilbert
REGIMENTAL No: None
RANK: Lieutenant
DOB/POB: 1875, Glenn Innes, New South Wales, Aust.
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 31
OCCUPATION: Soldier
RELIGION: None Shown
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 30/06/1902 - Durban
PROMOTED: Not Shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 31/05/1902 in London
FORMER SERVICE: New South Wales Citizen's Bushmen, (249 Lance-Corporal)
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. Elandslaagte / Rhodesia / Cape Colony / Orange Free State / Transvaal
K.S.A. South Africa 1901 / South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Silver)
NOTES/REMARKS:
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
MEMBER Coronation Contingent
REFERENCES:
NASA, TAB, MHG, References: 37085, pt. 1, 1918 – Death Notices
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p55
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p274

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT-MAJOR DAVID HENRY TASKER

NAME: TASKER, David Henry
REGIMENTAL No: 39342 / 365
RANK: REGIMENTAL SERGEANT-MAJOR
DOB/POB: 1878 – Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 32 Years
OCCUPATION: Station Hand
RELIGION: Church of England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 21/11/1901 – Cape Town
PROMOTED: None Shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902, London England (Disbandment)
CHARACTER ON DISCHARGE: Exemplary
FORMER SERVICE: 6th New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, (782 Private)
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. / Rhodesia / Cape Colony / Orange Free State / Transvaal
K.S.A. South Africa 1901 / South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
MEMBER Coronation Contingent
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 126/17 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p103, p196a, p216
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p308m

SERGEANT-MAJOR GEORGE FERGUSON

NAME: FERGUSON, John
REGIMENTAL No: 559
RANK: Sergeant-Major
DOB/POB: Glasgow, Scotland
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 33 Years
OCCUPATION: Policeman
RELIGION: Presbyterian
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 01/03/1902 – Durban
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 19/08/1902, London England (Disbandment)
CHARACTER ON DISCHARGE: Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: North West Mounted Police (Reg. No. 1386)
Canadian Mounted Rifles – 04/01/1900 – 05/10/1900 (Reg. No. 56)
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles 10/12/1901 – 21/12/1901 ( Discharged Unlikely to become an efficient soldier [Medical Grounds])
MEDALS: Q.S.A. Cape Colony / Orange Free State / Transvaal / South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
NEXT-OF-KIN: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
MEMBER Coronation Contingent
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 9, Militia and Defence, Series 11-A-5, Vol. 14, Reel C 1863 – Medal Registers
LAC, RG 18, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Series G, Vol. 3357, File 2489, Reel T-18739
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, Series A-1-a, VOL. 33, Reel T-2069 – Service Files
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 126, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 1056
TNA, WO 126/16 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p30, p153
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p280, p.312

SERGEANT-MAJOR JOHN DAVIDSON McNEIL

NAME: McNEIL, John Davidson
REGIMENTAL No: 41589 - 517
RANK: None Shown
DOB/POB: Victoria County, Nova Scotia
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 29 Years
OCCUPATION: Waiter
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 25/02/1902 – Cape Town
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902, London England (Disbandment)
CHARACTER ON DISCHARGE: Exemplary
FORMER SERVICE: Royal Canadian Artillery
2nd Royal Canadian Regiment (7876)
Rimington's Guides - SSM
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Show
MEDALS: Q.S.A. Paardeburg / Driefontein / Johannesburg / Cape Colony / Orange Free State / Transvaal
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
MEMBER Coronation Contingent
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 9, Militia and Defence, Series 11-A-5, Vol. 14, Reel C 1863 – Medal Registers
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, Series A-1-a, VOL. 78, Reel T-2081 – Service Files
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 118, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 2451
TNA, WO 126/17 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p63, p181
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p307

SERGEANT-MAJOR ROBERT JABEZ STALLWOOD, D.C.M.

NAME: STALLWOOD, Robert Jabez
REGIMENTAL No: 162 / 400
RANK: None Shown
DOB/POB: 28/05/1877 – Hagersville Ontario
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: Not Shown
OCCUPATION: Electrical Engineer
RELIGION: Methodist
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 13/12/1900
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 19/08/1902, London England (Disbandment)
CHARACTER ON DISCHARGE: Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: “C” Battery, Royal Canadian Field Artillery
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: Canadian Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant, 01/03/1916 – 14/05/1919
MEDALS: Distinguished Conduct Medal
Q.S.A. Rhodesia / Cape Colony / Orange Free State / Transvaal
K.S.A. South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
Mentioned in Dispatches – Lord Kitchener's Final Despatch 23/06/19022
NOTES/REMARKS:
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
ORIGINAL MEMBER Coronation Contingent
DECEASED April 22nd 1928, Ottawa Ontario
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 9, Militia and Defence, Series 11-A-5, Vol. 14, Reel C 1863 – Medal Registers
LAC, RG 24, National Defence Series 11-A-1, Vol. 340, Docket 20142, Canadian Scouts Nominal Roll p.4
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, Series A-1-a, VOL. 100, T-2086 – Service Files
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 126, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 4332
LAC, RG150, Ministry of Overseas Military Forces, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9225-11 Canadian Expeditionary Force Documents
TNA, WO 126/17 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p94 p 207A
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p308k

SERGEANT JOHN DAVIS

NAME: DAVIS, John
REGIMENTAL No. 113
RANK: Sergeant
DOB/POB: Not Shown / Fort Macleod, North West Territories, Canada
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 23
OCCUPATION: Cowboy
RELIGION: Church of England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 27/11/1901 – Durban, S.A.
PROMOTED: Sergeant, 10/15/1902
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 10/15/1902, London England (Disbandment)
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Exemplary
FORMER SERVICE: None Shown
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: Canadian Coronation Contingent 1902
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State,
Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS: Died in Farm Accident 1906
NEXT-OF-KIN: Father – Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG38, Veterans Affairs, VOL132, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application #6772
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p6 & p8
TNA, WO 126/16, Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p287, p323

SERGEANT LAWRENCE KELLY

NAME: KELLY, Lawrence
REGIMENTAL No. 37835 - 307
RANK: Sergeant
DOB/POB: None Shown
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 26 Years
OCCUPATION: Saddler
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 29/08/1901 – Cape Town, S.A.
PROMOTED: None shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902, London England (Disbandment)
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Exemplary
FORMER SERVICE: Kitchener's Horse (23351) 11/08/1900 – 15/06/1901
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State,
Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
NEXT-OF-KIN: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p6 & p8
TNA, WO 126/16, Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 126/85, Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Kitchener's Scouts
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p287, p323

SERGEANT WILLIAM LINDLEY

NAME: LINDLEY, William
REGIMENTAL No. 476
RANK: Sergeant
DOB/POB: Ottawa, Ontario
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 33 Years
OCCUPATION: None Shown
RELIGION: None Shown
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 27/01/1902 – Durban, S.A.
PROMOTED: Not shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 19/08/1902, London England (Disbandment)
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORRMER SERVICE: North West Canada 1885
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State,
Transvaal, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
NEXT-OF-KIN: Granville, Canada
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p54, p173, p510
TNA, WO 126/17, Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p303, p334

SERGEANT JOHN LINDSAY

NAME: LINDSAY, John
REGIMENTAL No.: 476
RANK: Sergeant
DOB/POB: 04/10/1878 - White Lake, Ontario, Canada
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 23
OCCUPATION: Rancher
RELIGION: Presbyterian
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 08/01/1900
PROMOTED: None Shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902, London England, (Disbandment)
FORMER SERVICE: 1st Canadian Hussars
1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, Private 179
Transvaal Constabulary
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: Canadian Coronation Contingent 1902
South African Constabulary, H1739
Sergeant 30/06/06
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State,
Transvaal, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, South Africa 1901
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 9, Militia and Defence, Series 11-A-5, Vol. 14, Reel C 1863 – Medal Registers
LAC, RG 24, National Defence Series 11-A-1, Vol. 340, Docket 20142, Canadian Scouts Nominal Roll p. 2
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, Series A-1-a, VOL. 66, Reel T-2062 – Service Documents
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 132, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 6618
NASA, TAB, SAC, Vol. 129, Ref. H1739 – Record of Conduct and Service in the South African Constabulary, 1906
TNA, WO 126/17 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p304, p334
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p54 & p173

SERGEANT FREDERICK FOLGER METCALFE

NAME: METCALFE, Frederick Folger
REGIMENTAL No.: 24
RANK: Sergeant
DOB/POB: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 24
OCCUPATION: Veterinary Student
RELIGION: Church of England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 12/12/1901
PROMOTED: None Shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902 – London England
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE: Exemplary
FORMER SERVICE: Royal Canadian Dragoons (30) 27/12/1899 – 10/01/1901
Imperial Light Horse (2653)
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State,
Transvaal, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER Coronation Contingent
WOUNDED Belfast ??? (Noted on Record but not on unit medical file)
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 9, Militia and Defence, Series 11-A-5, Vol. 14, Reel C 1863 – Medal Registers
LAC, RG 24, National Defence Series 11-A-1, Vol. 340, Docket 20142, Canadian Scouts Nominal Roll p. 2
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, Series A-1-a, VOL. 65, Reel T-2078 – Service Documents
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 121, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 2573
TNA, WO 126/17 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 126/89 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Imperial Light Horse
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p307, p335
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p64 & p181

SERGEANT ADAM SCOTT

NAME: SCOTT, Adam
REGIMENTAL No.: 429
RANK: Sergeant
DOB/POB: None Shown
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: None Shown
OCCUPATION: Bricklayer
RELIGION: None Shown
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 01/06/1901 – Cape Town
PROMOTED: Sergeant Major
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902 – London England
FORMER SERVICE: Victorian Mounted Rifles (79661)
Volunteer Service Company, Scottish Rifles
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Orange Free State,
K.S.A. - South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 126/17 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p308, p243
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p96 & p207a

SERGEANT ROBERT JOHN BUCHANAN

NAME: BUCHANAN, Robert John
REGIMENTAL No.: 38972 / 328
RANK: Corporal
DOB/POB: None Shown
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 29
OCCUPATION: Taylor
RELIGION: Presbyterian
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 01/08/1902 – Port Elizabeth
PROMOTED: Sergeant
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 19/08/1902, London England
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE: Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: Royal Australian Regiment)
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State,
Transvaal, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 121, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 1471
TNA, WO 126/17 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 126/89 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Imperial Light Horse
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p282, p320
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p7 & p135

CORPORAL PATRICK BURKE

NAME: BURKE, Patrick
REGIMENTAL No.: 412
RANK: Corporal
DOB/POB: Fort Pelly, N.W.T.
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 26
OCCUPATION: Policeman
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 11/01/1902
PROMOTED: None Shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 19/08/1902, London England
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE: Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: North West Mounted Police (Regt. No. 3124), March 16. 1896 to October 5th 1900 (While in South Africa)
Canadian Mounted Rifles (30) January 5th, 1900 to October 5th, 1900
Transvaal Constabulary, October 5th, 1900 to January 11th, 1902
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: South African Constabulary to September 30th, 1903 (Medically Unfit)
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State,
Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER Coronation Contingent
Returned to Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a Special Constable, September 26th, 1940 until his death on February 4th, 1944
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 9, Militia and Defence, Series 11-A-5, Vol. 14, Reel C 1863 – Medal Registers
LAC, RG 18, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Series G, Vol. 3406, File 3124
LAC, RG 24, National Defence, VOL. 6562, HQ 903-1, p2, Nominal Roll South African Constabulary
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, Series A-1-a, VOL. 14, Reel T-2063 – Service Files
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 126, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 4930
TNA, WO 126/16 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p9, p135
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p283, p.353

CORPORAL ROBERT DANIEL CAMPBELL

NAME: CAMPBELL, Robert Daniel
REGIMENTAL No. 38964 - 320
RANK: Corporal
DOB/POB: None Shown
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: None Shown
OCCUPATION: Druggist
RELIGION: Presbyterian
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 08/01/1902 – Port Elizabeth, S.A.
PROMOTED: None shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 19/08/1902, London England, (Disbandment)
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Exemplary
FORMER SERVICE: Kitchener's Horse (23625)
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State,
Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 126, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 6304
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p13 & p142
TNA, WO 126/16, Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p287, p323

CORPORAL CHARLES JOHN MILLER FRASER

NAME: FRASER, Charles John Miller
REGIMENTAL No. 38980 - 336
RANK: Corporal
DOB/POB: None Shown
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 22
OCCUPATION: Engineer
RELIGION: Methodist
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 08/01/1902 – Port Elizabeth, S.A.
PROMOTED: None shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 19/08/1902, London England, (Disbandment)
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: Canadian Volunteer Corps
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State,
Transvaal, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 126, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 1722
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p30 & p153
TNA, WO 126/16, Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p292, p326

CORPORAL WILLIAM C. SHAW

NAME: SHAW, William C.
REGIMENTAL No. 606
RANK: Corporal
DOB/POB: None Shown
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 23
OCCUPATION: None Shown
RELIGION: None Shown
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 07/01/1902 – Cape Town, S.A.
PROMOTED: None shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/08/1902, London England, (Disbandment)
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Examplary
FORMER SERVICE: 2nd Brabant's Horse (20048)
Cattle Rangers (165)
British South Africa Police
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State,
Transvaal
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: Not Shown
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 126/13, Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Brabant's Horse
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p96 & p207a
TNA, WO 126/17, Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p308i

CORPORAL ROBERT (BOB) A. WOODS

NAME: WOODS, Robert (Bob) A.
REGIMENTAL No. 539
RANK: Corporal
DOB/POB: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 24
OCCUPATION: Soldier
RELIGION: Church of England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 25/04/1902 – Durban, S.A.
PROMOTED: None shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 19/08/1902, London England, (Disbandment)
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: “B” Squadron, Royal Canadian Dragoons, (277), December 27th 1899 – November 7th 1900
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State,
Transvaal, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: Ford City, Michigan, United Sates
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 9, Militia and Defence, Series 11-A-5, Vol. 14, Reel C 1863 – Medal Registers
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, Series A-1-a, VOL. 14, Reel T-2090 – Service Files
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 126, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 2060
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p308, p349
TNA, WO 126/17, Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p114, p226 & p522

TROOPER JOHN BALDWIN

NAME: BALDWIN, John
REGIMENTAL No. 38969 / 325
RANK: Trooper
DOB/POB: 24/12/1876 – Toronto, Ontario
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 25
OCCUPATION: Dairyman
RELIGION: Church of England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 08/01/1902 – Port Elizabeth, S.A.
PROMOTED: None shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902, London, England (Disbandment)
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment, (7318) 21/10/1899 – 05/11/1900
Welsh Regiment ???? (W.W.1 Documents)
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: Canadian Expeditionary Force, 15th Battalion,
18/09/1914 until Killed in Action, 06/10/1916
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Paardeburg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902
W.W.1 – 1915 Trio
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 9, Militia and Defence, Series 11-A-5, Vol. 14, Reel C 1863 – Medal Registers
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, Series A-1-a, VOL. 5, Reel T-2061 – Service Files
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 124, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 3550
LAC, RG 150, Ministry of Overseas Military Forces, Accession, 1992-93/166, Box 385-58- Canadian Expeditionary Force Documents
TNA, WO 126/16 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p7, p135
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p278, p.316

TROOPER BENJAMIN DALTON

NAME: DALTON, Benjamin
REGIMENTAL No. 41603 / 594
RANK: Trooper
DOB/POB: None Shown
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 24
OCCUPATION: Medical Student
RELIGION: Church of England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 01/03/1902
PROMOTED: Sergeant
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 19/08/1902, London, England
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: 59th Company Imperial Yeomanry, (8068)
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Medal issued from Imperial Yeomanry)
K.S.A. - South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 126/16 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p22, p148
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p286

TROOPER JOHN DONNELLY

NAME: DONNELLY, John
REGIMENTAL No. 41407 - 634
RANK: Trooper
DOB/POB: 24/11/1877 – Montreal, Quebec
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 24
OCCUPATION: Surveyor
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 17/03/1902 – Cape Town, S.A.
PROMOTED: None shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902, London, England
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: Army Service Corps
Canadian Mounted Rifles, (82), 30/12/1899 - 19/11/1900
55th Irish Canadian Rangers
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: Canadian Expeditionary Force, 14th Battalion, Royal Montreal Regiment, (920138) 15/11/1916
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, while serving with the 14th Battalion in France he shot himself in the leg, fracturing the femur. In a Statement he said “I consider I was not fairly treated and I shot myself to get a rest.” He died in hospital from self inflicted gunshot wound. June 14th, 1918.
Canadian Expeditionary Force declared not eligible for British War Medal and Victory Medal.
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 9, Militia and Defence, Series 11-A-5, Vol. 14, Reel C 1863 – Medal Registers
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, Series A-1-a, VOL. 27, Reel T-2067 – Service Files
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 124, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 5766
LAC, RG 150, Ministry of Overseas Military Forces, Accession, 1992-93/166, Box 2593-27- Canadian Expeditionary Force Documents
TNA, WO 126/16 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p22, p148
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p287

TROOPER THOMAS MANSEL DUNLOP

NAME: DUNLOP, Thomas Mansel
REGIMENTAL No. 41679 / 556
RANK: Trooper
DOB/POB: None Shown
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 23
OCCUPATION: Railwayman
RELIGION: Protestant
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 27/02/1902, East London, S.A.
PROMOTED: Corporal
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 19/08/1902, London England
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: None Shown
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: Brockville, Ontario, Canada
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 126/16 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p22, p148
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p288, p324

TROOPER BENJAMIN DALTON

NAME: DALTON, Benjamin
REGIMENTAL No. 41603 / 594
RANK: Trooper
DOB/POB: None Shown
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 24
OCCUPATION: Medical Student
RELIGION: Church of England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 01/03/1902
PROMOTED: Sergeant
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 19/08/1902, London, England
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: 59th Company Imperial Yeomanry, (8068)
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Medal issued from Imperial Yeomanry)
K.S.A. - South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 126/16 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p22, p148
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p286

TROOPER CASPER AUGUSTUS HILL

NAME: HILL, Casper, Augustus
REGIMENTAL No. 407
RANK: Trooper
DOB/POB: Montreal, Quebec
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 27
OCCUPATION: Medical Student
RELIGION: Stockman
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 15/04/1902 – Durban, S.A.
PROMOTED: None Shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902, London, England (Time Expired)
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: None Shown
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: Peoria, Illinois, United States
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 126/16 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p41, p160, p521
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p297, p329

TROOPER ALBERT HOUSENCROFT

NAME: HOUSENCROFT, Albert
REGIMENTAL No. 40686 / 522
RANK: Trooper
DOB/POB: None Shown
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 22
OCCUPATION: Printer
RELIGION: Church of England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 20/01/1902 – Cape Town, S.A.
PROMOTED: None Shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902, London, England
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: Watford Volunteer Service Company Imperial Yeomanry, (6977)
Johannesburg Mounted Police (9 Months)
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 126/16 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p41, p160
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p298, p330

TROOPER ERNEST SMITH

NAME: SMITH, Ernest
REGIMENTAL No. 471
RANK: Trooper
DOB/POB: Hamburg, Germany
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: 28
OCCUPATION: Prospector
RELIGION: None Shown
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 30/01/1902 – Durban, S.A.
PROMOTED: None Shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902, London, England
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: 1st Imperial Light Horse, (2328) (33445), 12/06/1901
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
(South Africa 1901 claimed 4th Portion of Imperial Light Horse Clasp Roll)
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: Auckland, New Zealand
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 126/16 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 126/63 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Imperial Light Horse
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p95, p96, p201a, p510
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p344, p357

TROOPER A. WILSON

NAME: WILSON, A.
REGIMENTAL No. 508
RANK: Trooper
DOB/POB: None Shown
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: None Shown
OCCUPATION: Carpenter
RELIGION: None Shown
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 11/01/1902 – Pretoria, S.A.
PROMOTED: None Shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902, Cape Town, S.A.
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: None Shown
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: None Shown
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent (Cape Colonial)
NEXT-OF-KIN: None Shown
REFERENCES:
TNA, WO 126/17 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p115
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p308, p349

TROOPER CHESTER ALBERT WYATT

NAME: WYATT, Chester Albert
REGIMENTAL No. 40504 - 628
RANK: Trooper
DOB/POB: 02/05/1881 – Danville Quebec
24/05/1882 – Sherbrooke, Quebec
AGE ON ENLISTMENT: None Shown
OCCUPATION: Book Binder
RELIGION: Church of England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
C.S. ENLISTMENT DATE: 19/04/1902 – Port Elizabeth, S.A.
PROMOTED: None Shown
C.S. RELEASE DATE: 15/10/1902, London, England
Coronation Contingent 1902
CHAR. ON DISCHARGE Very Good
FORMER SERVICE: None Shown
SUBSEQUENT SERVICE: Canadian Expeditionary Force
1st Time: 23/09/1914 – 01/11/1915, (5528) No. 1 Section, Skilled Railway Employee, (Locomotive Engineer), #58 Broad Gauge Railway, Calais, France, Discharged medically unfit Influenza, Returned to Canada, 14/07/1916
2nd Time: 15/01/17 – 17/05/1919, (2124833) 3rd Division Canadian Engineers attached (C.R.T.), Canadian Railway Troops (Demobilization)
MEDALS: Q.S.A. - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902.
World War One – 1914/15 Star Trio
Edward VII Coronation Medal (Bronze)
NOTES/REMARKS:
MEMBER: Coronation Contingent
NEXT-OF-KIN: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
First enlistment in Canadian Expeditionary Force no Canadian Scout service shown. On Second enlistment it is shown. Place of birth given on first enlistment as Danville, Quebec, 1881 and on second in Sherbrook, Quebec, 1882.
REFERENCES:
LAC, RG 38, Veterans Affairs, VOL. 122, South African Volunteer Land Grant Application, Number 2829
LAC, RG 150, Ministry of Overseas Military Forces, Accession, 1992-93/166, Box 10616-10 Canadian Expeditionary Force Documents
TNA, WO 126/17 Local Armed Forces Enrolment Forms – Canadian Scouts
TNA, WO 127/4 Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls – Canadian Scouts, p308, p350
TNA, WO 100/287, Canadian Scouts Medal Roll, p115
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