I have only just bought this two bar medal and I guess I will see it in about 2 weeks if all goes well. It is the highest ranked QSA I have ever owned and was wondering if anybody had a photo of his grave or knew exactly where he was buried. I expect to be able to get tons of research on him and started today by buying a new printer cartridge in anticipation.
Major John Meade Sherrard, Army Pay Department, died of erysipelas on Nov. 6th, 1900, at Bloemfontein. He was born March, 1848, and was appointed paymaster in the Army Pay Department, May, 1881, and became hon. major in May, 1886, and staff paymaster Oct., 1895. Before entering the Army Pay Department Major Sherrard served regimentally for nearly fourteen years.
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Wow, thanks for your two posts-pity about the headstone being broken at some stage but somebody has at least re-erected it and for the picture of the badge-something I will have to keep my eyes open for. I now have two Officer casualties buried in the same cemetery-I am sure you posted a picture of Lt A. Lascelles grave when I made a post of that.
I received the medal today and am delighted with it-beautifully engraved in the Officer style. It also came with every London Gazette entry in his career. He was only promoted to Lt. Col about 3 weeks before he died- he is buried in the President Bland Cemetery in Bloemfontein where my other Officer casualty Lt Alfred Lascelles is buried.