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Medals to the Canadian Scouts 7 years 3 months ago #6555

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Medals to the Canadian Scouts 7 years 3 months ago #6565

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Its allowed! :)

Actually Mike, I had cause to look at the Canadian Scouts, again, recently!
In particular, this gentleman, 41579 Trooper William Strange, Canadian Scouts, my reason was just to plug a rather annoying hole in my collection, I did not at that point in time have a medal to Orpens Horse.
251 Lance Sergt W Strange had served with Orpens Horse and he is shown in WO100/263 page 113 as having his QSA with a Cape Colony clasp issued on the 4th of September 1902 and there was a note "No 41579 Canadian Scouts"
He is again shown in the Canadian Scouts QSA roll, WO100/287 page 321 as Trooper Wm Strange, their roll states "M+Clasp iss'd ag2/m2183" this roll also confirms the entitlement to the additional clasps Orange Free State and Transvaal, the Cape clasp is crossed through and a note "OFS+T issued 4/1/06 ag2/m/15732, the note in the remarks column "OLH" again confirms his service in Orpens Horse.
He is also shown in WO100/370 page 29, the Canadian Scouts KSA roll, again with OLH shown and his number Orpens, 251.

The medal, actually on offer was a QSA and Transvaal clasp, officially re impressed, Sergt W Strange Orpens Horse, needless to say, I did not buy it! :(
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Good Morning Frank.....

Here is what I have on him in the book, "Knowing No Fear".....

STRANGE, William, Trooper / 41579 / Org: Unknown / Service: February 2nd to June 30th 1902 / Previous Service: Orpen's Horse / QSA With: CC. OFS, TVL.

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Hello Mike,
WO127 shows him as joining the Canadian Scouts in Cape Town on the 21st of Febraury 1902.
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Here is what I have on him in the book, "Knowing No Fear".....

STRANGE, William, Trooper / 41579 / Org: Unknown / Service: February 2nd to June 30th 1902 / Previous Service: Orpen's Horse / QSA With: CC. OFS, TVL.

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Hi Mike

I have one for you. Its sitting in Johannesburg

SSM JM Werrett Canadian Scouts. Its a BSAC Medal 1890 bar 1896, Queens and Kings medal. He was a Rhodesian at the time he joined the scouts. But i have no idea where he came from.

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munroe wrote: Hi Mike

I have one for you. Its sitting in Johannesburg

SSM JM Werrett Canadian Scouts. Its a BSAC Medal 1890 bar 1896, Queens and Kings medal. He was a Rhodesian at the time he joined the scouts. But i have no idea where he came from.

Kind regards

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Hello Munroe......

Was just going to bump this up to the forum again and I found this..... Sorry I did not answer and looking at the time frame it was at the time I was in the UK and having trouble with my computer......

Here is the answer now.....

WERRETT, JOHN MARK, SQUADRON SERGEANT MAJOR / 521 / RHODESIAN / ENLISTED 26TH SEPTEMBER 1901 / DISCHARGED 26TH APRIL 1902 / PREVIOUS SERVICE: RHODESIAN REGIMENT, COMMANDER IN CHIEFS BODYGUARD,KITCHENER'S FIGHTING SCOUTS, IMPERIAL LIGHT HORSE / Q.S.A. - CAPE COLONY, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, RHODESIA AND RELIEF OF MAFEKING - K.S.A. - SOUTH AFRICA 1901 AND SOUTH AFRICA 1902

Again sorry for delay.....

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