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Ashton in Makerfield Tribute Medal 2 weeks 2 days ago #68278

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His family address was 66 Gerard Street, Ashton in Makerfield. Is that close?

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Ashton in Makerfield Tribute Medal 2 weeks 2 days ago #68279

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DunnBoer,

He certainly fits the criteria. A great find.
Dr David Biggins

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Ashton in Makerfield Tribute Medal 2 weeks 1 day ago #68280

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Wow,

Thank you so much. I will pursue James Kay and see if he has any living family members. I live in a Hamlet called hermitage green so I am close to Wigan.

I will update you if I have any further information.

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Ashton in Makerfield Tribute Medal 2 weeks 1 day ago #68284

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Did a second contingent of the Lancashire Hussars go out to South Africa?, as the medal reads "services in......1901-2." The original contingent received gold medals in June 1901.

"A large number of Lancashire Hussars who have served in the South African campaign were entertained at Ashton-in-Makerfield, the headquarters of the regiment, on Wednesday evening. A procession was formed at the district council offices, and, accompanied by a band, proceeded to the foot of Gerard-street, where a platform had been erected for the performance of the ceremony of presentation, by Lord Gerard, of gold medals to the Ashton members of the Lancashire Hussars. Mr. Valiant, J.P., the chairman of the district council, delivered an address congratulating the returned soldiers and extending to them a hearty welcome. He hoped that the medal which would be handed to the men would be handed down to their sons as an incentive to them to follow their example of devotion to their country. Lord Gerard then presented the medals which bore a design commemorative of the men's services in the war. The following were the recipients : - Privates J. Holt, J. Moulding, A. Farmer, R. Lowe, T. Wood, P. Wilcock, J. Watson, P. Duxbury, J. Cusack, J. Barton, G. Heath, W. Shawcross, R. H. Bridge. Another medal is to be presented to Sergeant James, who was wounded at Kheis, and who is now in Brighton Convalescent Home."
St Helens Reporter, 21 June 1901

It might be worth Scotts popping along to Ashton-in-Makerfield Library, as there's a two-volume history of the Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry Cavalry in the reference section there.
www.angloboerwar.com/forum/5-medals-and-...medal?start=12#51541
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Ashton in Makerfield Tribute Medal 2 weeks 1 day ago #68302

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My IY CD shows 29364 Tpr. James Kay as serving with 32nd Coy Lancashire as part of 2nd Bn., IY. BBM 7th edition shows two contingents of 32nd Coy. ; 1st of 144 and 2nd of 155 all-ranks.
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