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Medals to the 7th Dragoon Guards 4 years 5 months ago #43386

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So, how come 7 members of this unit ended up with the Relief of Ladysmith clasp and others, Johannesburg for one. Any ideas anyone?

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Medals to the 7th Dragoon Guards 4 years 5 months ago #43572

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Doug,

As you say there are only a few RoLs clasps to the 7th DG. There are more Elandslaagte and DoLs combinations for men who served in the 5th DG. There is no indication on the roll to explain the RoL clasps.
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Medals to the 7th Dragoon Guards 4 years 5 months ago #43573

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Here is the listing that I have........

7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards

Period: Mar 1900 - May 1902
Operations: Doornkop, Diamond Hill, Belfast, Armstrong Drift, NE ORC drives
Medals: 1196

Clasps: CC (1183), Nat (1), Rhod (1), RofM (1), Eland (1), DofL (2), TH (4), RofK (2), Paard (1), OFS (1161), RofL (7), Drief (3), Tr (513), Joh (345), LN (3), DH (228), Witt (4), Belf (267), SA01 (416), SA02 (409)

Awards: 0 VC, 0 CB, 0 CMG, 3 DSO, 5 DCM
Casualties (officers): 3 KIA, 0 DOD, 8 wounded, 0 missing/prisoner
Casualties (men): 21 KIA, 41 DOD, 57 wounded, 54 missing/prisoner
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Medals to the 7th Dragoon Guards 4 days 3 hours ago #68420

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Egypt (1) Gemaizah 1888 (5138. L/Corpl. L. A. Taylor. Med: Staff Corps.);
QSA (1) (4217. Sjt. Tr. L. A. Taylor. 7/D.G.);
Army LS&GC VR 3rd issue, small letter reverse (4217. S:M: Tailor, L. A. Taylor. 7/D’gn G’ds.);
Khedive’s Star, undated, unnamed as issued

Lewis Alexander Taylor was born in Gibraltar in 1865 and attested for the 68th Brigade at Limerick in 28 April 1880, a tailor by trade. Posted to the Medical Staff Corps, he served with them in Egypt, and was promoted Corporal on 26 January 1889, before transferring to the York and Lancaster Regiment with the rank of Sergeant Master Tailor on 13 January 1892, and then transferred with the same rank to the 7th Dragoon Guards on 4 April 1897.

He served with the 7th Dragoon Guards in South Africa during the Boer War, before being invalided back to England in February 1900, and was discharged at Shorncliffe on 27 April 1902, after 22 years’ service.

He died at Mile End, London on 18 July 1940.
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