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Belmont 6 years 1 month ago #11862

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A clasp inscribed "Belmont" will be granted to all troops under Lieutenant-General Lord Methuen’s command who were north of Witteputs (exclusive), on November 23rd, 1899.
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Belmont 6 years 1 month ago #11907

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From the Naval QSA rolls, there were 57 single clasp QSA awarded.

Austin, Ordinary Seaman Sidney. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Barnes, Private W H. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Bartlett, Private G A. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Bath, Gunner E. Medal presented on HMS Ophir. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Beesley, Gunner S R. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Bennett, Gunner Alfred. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Boyle, Private John. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Braco, Private C D. Two duplicate medals issued. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Brown, Private A J. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Butt, Leading Carpenter's Crew A H. HMS Powerful
Caplen, Private A. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Cartwright, Private H T. Killed at Graspan 26 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Clark, Gunner W. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Cokayne, Private F G. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Coldrick, Private J E. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Coles, Private A. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Collinson, Private C H. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Cotton, Private H. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Creasey, Private W J. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Cunnington, Gunner G R. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Davis, Private A. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Dentry, Private J. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Doran, Private F D. Died of wounds from Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Dowland, Private S. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Elmes, Lance Corporal H J M. Medal presented on HMS Ophir. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Ethelston, Commander A P. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Foster, Gunner A. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Gasson, Sergeant W. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Gill, Sergeant G. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Goat, Private A. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Greagsby, Lance Corporal H. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Greenfield, Colour Sergeant J H. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Hall, Private A H. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Holland, Acting Sergeant William C. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Houstoun, Midshipman J F. Duplicate medal issued. HMS Doris
Huddart, Midshipman C A E. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Hughes, Private T J. Two duplicate medals issued. HMS Powerful
Hurst, Able Seaman H J. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Isern, Private H R. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Jagger, Private R. HMS Doris
Johnson, Private William G. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Jones, Able Seaman Hugh. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Jones, Captain (RMLI) W T C. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Jones, Private Thomas. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Kelleher, Gunner J. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Lewis, Lance Corporal F C. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Livingstone, Private J. Medal presented on HMS Ophir. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Mabbett, Private F. Medal presented on HMS Ophir. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Martin, Private H W. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Metcalfe, Private J H. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Miller, Private J. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Mole, Gunner C. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Morcambe, Gunner William. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Murphy, Able Seaman J Patrick. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Olver, Able Seaman R P. HMS Doris
Pape, Gunner Benjamin H. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Peacock, Private H. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Percival, Private J R. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
Pitters, Private E A. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Plumbe, Major (RMLI) J H. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Prothero, Captain R C. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Radford, Private Fred H. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Rigsby, Private F T. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Senior, Captain (RMA) Guy. Killed at Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Simons, Private J. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Southwood, Petty Officer 1st Class J H. HMS Doris
Steele, Private J T. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Monarch
Stockman, Able Seaman G C. Duplicate medal issued. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Tilley, Able Seaman T J. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Tribbeck, Private W C. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Doris
Weingaerton, Gunner B. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99. HMS Powerful
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Belmont 6 years 1 month ago #11931

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Pte J Miller, RMLI, mentioned in the last post:


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John Miller was born in Stratford, Essex on 26 June 1874. A Labourer by occupation, he enlisted into the Royal Marines on 26 September 1892. Serving on the 1st class cruiser Powerful from September 1899, he landed in South Africa in October with the Naval Brigade attached to the Kimberley Relief Force. He was present at Belmont, 23 November and Graspen, 25 November 1899, and was wounded in the latter action. A total of 31 medals with the single clasp ‘Belmont’ were issued to the ship. His next seagoing posting was on the sloop Perseus, March 1901-April 1904, during which time he served in Somaliland. He was discharged after completing his period of engagement in September 1904 and in February 1905 he enrolled in the Royal Fleet Reserve. With the outbreak of war he was mobilised. He was killed in action on 22 September 1914, aged 40 years, when the armoured cruiser Cressy was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-9. He was the son of James Miller of Maryland Point, Stratford and husband of Kezia Miller of 40 Strode Road, Forest Gate, London. His name is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

At the time of her loss the Cressy was engaged in rescue operations, attempting to save the crews of her sister ships, the Aboukir and Hogue both of which had been torpedoed by the U-9, when she too was fatally hit. As the Cressy was the last to be attacked all her lifeboats were away and mostly filled with survivors from the other two ships. She therefore possessed little means of saving her own crew and as a result, the loss of life on the ship was very heavy. The total loss of life in this triple disaster was over 1,400 men.

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Paul,

An excellent medal in every way.

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The QSA to 2466 Lce. Serjt. J. Wagstaff, Gren. Gds., wounded at Belmont, 23 November 1899.


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