An important PoW pair to: Pte. Thomas Tulloch, 2nd Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) who was taken prisoner of war at Magersfointein on 11th December 1899.
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, (ghost dates) 3 clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal 6632 Pte. T. Tulloch, 2nd Rl. Highldrs.
King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps 6634 Pte., Rl. Highrs. (Royal Highlanders)
In this important Boer War Black Week and Black Watch action, 53 were taken Prisoner of War. Their losses were about 44% and consisted of the Colonel, six other Officers, 88 men K.I.A. 11 Officers, 207 men wounded. The medal roll verifies both numbers to the same man; Thomas Tulloch. Note the good photograph of the RH PoWs marching in captivity.
Possibly the same man as 1834 Private Thomas Tulloch, 7th Battalion Royal Scots, who enlisted on 30 August 1914 and was discharged on 13 January 1916 and was awarded the Silver War Badge. He was discharged due to injuries sustained at the Gretna (Quintinshill) railway disaster on 22 May 1915. 226 men were killed in the disaster, of which 217 were men of the Royal Scots who were aboard a troop train. A further 246 men were injured. With copied m.i.c. and some copied research on the accident.
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