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Belmont 1 year 10 months ago #57133

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Warner - what a super combination of clasps. I wonder what billet he found to only earn one clasp on the QSA and yet earn a KSA?
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Meurig,

Perhaps he was invalided early in 1900 and then came back in 01 and 02? The catalogue write-up is silent on how he earned the combination, for now at least.
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djb wrote: Meurig,

Perhaps he was invalided early in 1900 and then came back in 01 and 02? The catalogue write-up is silent on how he earned the combination, for now at least.


Sure, it is possible, but nothing in the medal rolls or service papers to indicate that happened.
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Offered for sale by Spink yesterday but did not sell.

QSA (1) Belmont (8941 Pte. W. Ogle, Scots Gds.), good very fine

The officers and men of the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards were heavily engaged at Belmont on 23 November 1899, Lord Methuen reporting that 'they carried out their instructions to the letter, and gained the heights at the point of the bayonet.' As a consequence, the battalion's losses were severe, being 10 men killed and three officers and 34 men wounded. Colonel Paget and three of his officers were highly praised by Lord Methuen and General Colvile.

William Ogle is commemorated on the Household Cavalry and Guards memorial in Holy Trinity, Windsor. He left a widow, Sarah Anne Ogle, a shirt maker, and a 2-year old daughter, Elizabeth Violet, who were living in Pomeroy Street, Camberwell, London at the time of his death.


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QSA (1) Belmont (Lieut: & Adjt: F. L. Fryer, Gren: Gds:)
Jubilee 1897

Francis Lyall Fryer, Grenadier Guards, was killed in action at Belmont on 23 November 1899.



He was a son of Sir Frederick Fryer, K.C.S.I., Indian Civil Service, and was born in August 1873. He was educated at Charterhouse and entered the King’s Own Scottish Borderers in November 1892. He was transferred to the Grenadier Guards in January 1893, and promoted to Lieutenant in March 1897. Lieutenant Fryer was Adjutant of the 3rd battalion of his regiment at the time of his death, and fell while leading some of the men of his battalion. Sir H. Colville, in his report, states: ‘During the assault on Gun Hill, Lieut. and Adjt. Fryer, who was leading the men with extraordinary gallantry, was killed.’ His name is inscribed on the tablet in the War Memorial Cloister at Charterhouse.

Lieutenant Fryer was the only Grenadier officer to be killed at Belmont, the regiment’s first action in the Boer War.
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What a superb pair those are.


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QSA (1) Belmont (Lieut: & Adjt: F. L. Fryer, Gren: Gds:)
Jubilee 1897

Francis Lyall Fryer, Grenadier Guards, was killed in action at Belmont on 23 November 1899.



He was a son of Sir Frederick Fryer, K.C.S.I., Indian Civil Service, and was born in August 1873. He was educated at Charterhouse and entered the King’s Own Scottish Borderers in November 1892. He was transferred to the Grenadier Guards in January 1893, and promoted to Lieutenant in March 1897. Lieutenant Fryer was Adjutant of the 3rd battalion of his regiment at the time of his death, and fell while leading some of the men of his battalion. Sir H. Colville, in his report, states: ‘During the assault on Gun Hill, Lieut. and Adjt. Fryer, who was leading the men with extraordinary gallantry, was killed.’ His name is inscribed on the tablet in the War Memorial Cloister at Charterhouse.

Lieutenant Fryer was the only Grenadier officer to be killed at Belmont, the regiment’s first action in the Boer War.

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