Fielders is confirmed as one of just nine members of Honey’s Scouts to receive the BSACM for the Rhodesia 1896 operations, a small contingent of the unit having joined Alderson’s force at Beira in modern day Mozambique. Of his subsequent services in the Boer War as a Guide in the Intelligence Department, he is specifically cited for ‘gallantry’ in the London Gazette of 6 April 1901, his name appearing under a heading for Civil (British South Africa Territories): ‘Mr. W. Fielders of Bulawayo (gallantry)’
x285 Pair: Agent H.N. Marshall, Field Intelligence Department, Late Private, Royal Canadian Dragoons Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (152 Pte. H.N. Marshall, Rl. Candn: Dgns:), last clasp a tailor’s copy; King’s South Africa 1901-02, two clasps (Agent H.N. Marshall. F.I.D.), minor edge bruising, very fine, scarce £250-300 Q.S.A. Medal Roll gives ‘Lost Medal replaced 22.2.1917’. He is not listed as entitled to the ‘Belfast’ clasp.