QSA (3) CC Wep Tr (20 Serjt: R. Ellis. Brabant’s Horse.);
KSA (2) (317 Serjt: R. Ellis. Transkei M.R.)
Enlisted in 1st Brabant's Horse 8 November 1899 in Queenstown and posted to A Troop. Aged 28. Trade: Engineer. Address: King Williams Town. Discharged 18 May 1900. Also served ORCP (600) 6 October 1900 to 31 December 1900, CinCBG (26378) 12 January 1901 to 13 May 1901 and TMR (317) 14 December 1901 to 12 April 1902. Enlisted in CinCBG in Komgha and discharged medically unfit. He claimed disability after contracting enteric fever in Bloemfontein on 12 January 1901. Having been admitted to No 16 General Hospital on 21 January, he remained there for over 2 months. After the fever he suffered from rheumatism of the legs and shoulder. Character noted as very good. Address after discharge: 19 Abercrombie Place, Edinburgh. Settlement of £52/12/10. SA01 from CinCBG. Tr from ORCP 11 October 1905. KSA from TMR, authorised 4 November 1908. Address for KSA PO Ewanrigg, via Komgha, Cape Colony
While Rowland Ellis's QSA (3) was on my Wepener roll, the KSA was not. This was because there was no reference to the Transkei MR on the QSA/Supplementary rolls for BrH, ORCPMP or CinCBG. The only way I would have found the KSA would have been to have gone though the many men named R Ellis on the rolls.