The pair to Private John Armstrong, Royal Highlanders, who was killed in action at Magersfontein.
Picture courtesy of DNW
BSA CM reverse Matabeleland 1893 (3583 Pte. J. Armstrong. 1st Batt. R. Highls.)
QSA (1) CC (3583 Pte. J. Armstrong, 2: R. Highrs.)
One officer and 17 men of the 1st Battalion joined the expedition to quell the Matabele rebellion in 1893, serving as Mounted Infantry with the Bechuanaland Police from October 1893 to March 1894. Armstrong served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa and was killed in action at Magersfontein on 11 December 1899.
REGT: 7th BRIGADE, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY (In Command)
BARS: CAPE COLONY
REMARKS / HISTORY:
1. BORN - May 21st, 1850
2. APPOINTED AS GENTLEMAN CADET THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY,WOOLWICH, August 11th, 1868.
3. COMMISSIONED AS LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL ARTILLERY, August 2nd, 1871.
4. 1880 to September 1881, "A" BATTERY ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY, WOLLWICH.
5. CAPTAIN, ROYAL ARTILLERY, June 11th, 1881.
6. September 1881 to December 1882, CAPE COLONY.
7. January 1883 to November 1884, "L" BATTERY, ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY, 2nd BRIGADE, ALDERSHOT.
8. November 1884 to August 1885, BECHUANALAND WITH MOUNTED RIFLES.
9. MAJOR, ROYAL ARTILLERY, December 21st, 1886.
10. November 1885 to 1889, OFFICER COMMANDING, 10th BATTERY, 1st BRIGADE, LONDON DIVISION.
11. 1889 to 1897, OFFICER COMMANDING, 63rd BATTERY, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, COLCHESTER.
12. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL, February 15th, 1897.
13. APPOINTED, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ARTILLERY FOR INDIA.
14. WOOLWICH, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, 1898.
15. COMMANDING, VII BRIGADE, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, SOUTH AFRICA, 1899 - 1900.
16. TOOK PART IN OPERATIONS IN CAPE COLONY SOUTH OF THE ORANGE RIVER 1899 - 1900.
17. COLONEL, ROYAL ARTILLERY, February 15th, 1901.
18. OFFICER COMMANDING XXVIII BRIGADE WOOLWICH.
19. RETIRED, February 15th, 1902
20. NO W.W.1 SERVICE FOUND SO THEREFORE THE Q.S.A. WITH CAPE COLONY BAR IS ONLY SERVICE MEDAL.
Military Historical Society
Lieutenant Thomas George Alexander Miller, born July 1869, the son of Sir Thomas Macdonald Miller, 4th Baronet, and the brother of Sir William Frederick Miller, 5th Baronet, and Francis Macdonald Miller; served in the Matabeleland campaign, the Bechuanaland campaign, and in the Boer War; subsequently emigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland; enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, 20.8.1914, and served during the Great War with 'B' Squadron, 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment (severely wounded); returned to Australia, 17.10.1916; died, 28.6.1939.