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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 6 years 4 months ago #11017

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Five examples here, only 13,000 to go!
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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 6 years 4 months ago #11064

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Here you go David.....

A start for the next book......

DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH

DEMPSEY, P.


REG. NO.: 13616
RANK: PRIVATE

REGT: ARMY SERVICE CORPS
BARS: DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, LAING'S NEK, BELFAST

GRUMBRELL, W.

REG. NO.: 90660
RANK: DRIVER

REGT: ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
BARS: CAPE COLONY, DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, LAING'S NEK, SOUTH AFRICA 1901

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. VERIFIED ON ARTILLERY ROLL, W100-144


HAYES, G. W. (GEORGE)

REG. NO.: 22332
RANK: GUNNER

REGT: 53rd BATTERY, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
BARS: DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, LAING'S NEK, BELFAST, SOUTH AFRICA 1901

REMARKS / HISTORY:  

1. 1914 STAR C/W BAR - 22332 GUNNER G. W. HAYES, R.F.A.
2. WAR MEDAL / VICTORY MEDAL - 22332 GUNNER G. W. HAYES, RA
3. 1914 STAR AND BAR VERIFIED FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES, 33rd BRIGADE/BATTERY, ENTERED FRANCE 6-11-14.
4. HOME MADE DOG TAG FROM WORLD WAR ONE
5. PHOTO IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES
6. RELIGIOUS MEDAL


ISAAC, H.

REG. NO.: 4149
RANK: PRIVATE

REGT: DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT, 1st BATTALION
BARS: ELANDSLAAGTE, DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, BELFAST

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. KING'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, USUAL TWO BARS


McCARRON, P.

REG. NO.: 6127
RANK: PRIVATE

REGT: ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS, PRINCESS VICTORIA’S 1st BATTALION
BARS: TALANA, DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. BORN IN THE PARISH OF DRUMCLOSE, LANAVADY, DERRY, IRELAND
2. ENLISTED IN R.I.F., January 26th, 1898
3. AGE - 19
4. TRADE - LABOURER
5. HOME - February 7th, 1898 TO February 10th, 1899
6. EGYPT - February 11th, 1899 TO September 29th, 1899
7. SOUTH AFRICA - September 30th, 1899 TO January 16th, 1903
8. INDIA - January 17th, 1903 TO February 6th, 1908
9. HOME - February 7th, 1908 to January 25th, 1910
10. PROMOTED LANCE-CORPORAL November 22nd, 1900
11. PROMOTED CORPORAL January 1st, 1901
12. COURT MARTIALLED FOR DRUNKENNESS November 27th, 1902, REDUCED TO RANK OF PRIVATE.
13. PROMOTED LANCE CORPORAL October 12th, 1903
14. REVERTED TO PRIVATE March 11th, 1904 AT OWN REQUEST TO EXTEND SERVICE.
15. N.O.K. - MOTHER - PARSONS LANE, LANAVADY, DERRY.
16. VERIFIED P.R.O. - WO-97/5384
17. VERIFIED IN BIGGIND TALANA BOOK, LISTED AS RANK OF CORPORAL, ENTITLED TO K.S.A., PAGE 267


MELLVILLE, L. S.

REG. NO.: 386
RANK: TROOPER

REGT: BORDER MOUNTED RIFLES
BARS: DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. DIED OF DISEASE, LADYSMITH, FEBRUARY 24th, 1900
2. NATAL CASUALTY LIST - PAGE 213
3. VERIFIED - W0-100 / 260
4. MEMORIAL PLAQUE - BRONZE
5. PHOTO OF MELLVILLE


MILDON, C.

REG. NO.: 4717
RANK: PRIVATE

REGT: DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT, 1st BATTALION
BARS: ELANDSLAAGTE, DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, BELFAST

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. KING'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL - USUAL TWO BARS.
2. 1914 - 1915 STAR
3. 1914 - 1918 WAR MEDAL
4. INTERALLIED VICTORY MEDAL, 3-7643 A/COLOUR SERGEANT D. MILDON, DEAVONSHIRE REGT.


O'BRIEN. E.

REG. NO.: 3487
RANK: PRIVATE

REGT: DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT, 1st BATTALION
BARS: ELANDSLAAGTE, DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, BELFAST

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. KING'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, USUAL 2 BARS
2. SLIGHTLY WOUNDED AT BERGENDAL, August 27th 1900
3. SOLD SPINKS, JUNE 1985, L170


PARKER, R.

REG. NO.: 4658
RANK: PRIVATE

REGT: MANCHESTER REGIMENT. 1st BATTALION
BARS: CAPE COLONY, DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, BELFAST


RICHARDS, W.

NO.: 4530
RANK: PRIVATE

REGT: RIFLE BRIGADE
BARS: DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, LAING'S NEK, BELFAST

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1) QUEEN'S SUDAN MEDAL - 4530 PRIVATE W. RICHARDS 2nd RIFLE BRIGADE.
2) WOUNDED - 25th JUNE 1901, NEAR BANKPAW


SHEPHERD, W. H. G.

REG. NO.: 289
RANK: PRIVATE

REGT: KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS, 1st BATTALION
BARS: TALANA, DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, TRANSVAAL, LAING'S NEK

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. VERIFIED ON ROLL SEE FILE
2. VERIFIED IN BIGGIN'S TALANA BOOK PAGE 336
3. WO - 100/345 p 75


TATE, F. R.

REG. NO.: 4243
RANK: CORPORAL

REGT: GORDON HIGHLANDERS
BARS: ELANDSLAAGTE, DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, ORANGE FREE STATE TRANSVAAL, LAING'S NEK

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1) KING’S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL USUAL 2 BARS 4243 SERGEANT GORDON HIGHLANDERS
2) 1914-1918 WAR MEDAL, CONDUCTOR INDIAN ORDNANCE DEPT.
3) INTERALLIED VICTORY MEDAL, CONDUCTOR INDIAN ORD. DEPT.
4) ARMY L.S.C.G., EDWARD VII, STORE SGT. INDIAN ORD. DEPT.
5) SLIGHTLY WOUNDED AT ROOI KOOPIES, 21/08/00

WELDON, H.H.

REG. NO.: 3672
RANK: PRIVATE

REGT: 1st MANCHESTER REGIMENT
BARS: ELANDSLAAGTE, DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, TRANSVAAL

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. KING’S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 3672 DRUMMER, USUAL 2 BARS
2. ENTITLED TO CAPE COLONY BAR, STATES BAR RETURNED TO MINT, STATED DECEASED, 15/08/10



Hope these are some interest.....

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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 6 years 4 months ago #11069

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Mike,

What an excellent array. Yes, I would like to generate a DoL book at some point.

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David
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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 6 years 4 months ago #11079

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How many volumes will there be? :woohoo:

djb wrote: Mike,

What an excellent array. Yes, I would like to generate a DoL book at some point.

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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 6 years 4 months ago #11081

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Frank,

It wouldn't be small, that's for sure. The increasing amount of information that is coming available means that the biographies are increasing.

I was thinking with Ladysmith to omit an account of the siege as that has been well documented already. So that would help!

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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 6 years 4 months ago #11257

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djb wrote: Frank,

Five examples here, only 13,000 to go!


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