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Commemorative rings, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire 3 years 10 months ago #43008

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Howden (East Yorkshire) has an original method of thanking its active service Volunteers. Each returned Volunteer has just received a gold ring, inscribed: "South African War, with Howden's thanks."


Bolton Evening News

Has anyone ever seen one of these rings, or heard of them before? Quite possible that some of them are still with descendants of the Volunteers.

There's a plaque in Howden Minster with the names of 19 volunteers, so, presumably nineteen rings were inscribed and presented.

This Tablet Records the
Patriotism
of Those Members of the Howden
Company Whose Names are Inscribed
Below in Voluntarily Coming Forward
in the Hour of Their Country's Need
and Actively Serving With Their
Territorial Regiment in the
Boer War, South Africa
In Order to Uphold the Honour of the
Empire and the Rights and Liberties
of Their Kinsmen Across the Sea.
March 1900 to June 1901

Sergeant F BULLOCK
L.Corporal S H RODELL
L.Corporal R J FOSTER
Private G INGHAM
Private J M CLARKSON
Private A TYERMAN
Private F G LEYELL
Private F RAMSEY
Private J W CHESTER
Private E W SMITH
Private H HARRISON
Private R B SMITH
Private W HOLMES
Private C W MORRIS
Private J W LATHAM
Private C W YATES
Private F S ASHTON
Private J L JOHNSON
Private T A BOYNTON

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Commemorative rings, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire 3 years 10 months ago #43011

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Berenice
That is an interesting discovery! Thank you for sharing it with us, and for the relevant nominal roll.
Regards
Brett

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Commemorative rings, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire 3 years 10 months ago #43013

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Berenice,

Very interesting. I had not heard of this before, nor indeed tribute rings.

Best wishes,

Justin

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Commemorative rings, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire 3 years 10 months ago #43014

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Good Morning Berenice.....

As a sub-collector of tribute pieces this is fantastic.....

I wonder how many still exist......

Mike
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Past-President Calgary
Military Historical Society
O.M.R.S. 1591

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Commemorative rings, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire 6 months 1 week ago #61926

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Only 11 rings were distributed, to the men from Howden and the nearby village of Wressle.

"In the interval a presentation was made to the Volunteers who had been out at the front by Mrs G. H. Anderton, on behalf of the War Committee. The presentation was in the form of a gold ring inscribed with the words "South African War, with Howden's thanks." The following were present to receive the gift: - Private Clarkson, Private J. Chester, Private F. G. Levitt, Private R. B. Smith, Private G. Ingham. The Volunteers who were unable to attend will have the rings forwarded to them. Their names are: - Corporal R. J. Foster, Lance-Corporal H. Harrison, and J. L. Johnson, Private A. Boynton, Private E. W. Smith, and Private C. Yates."

Hull Daily Mail, Friday 17th January 1902

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