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Belmont 2 years 3 months ago #54572

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Liverpool Medals January 1998

Private J. E. Coldrick, Royal Marines, H.M.S. Powerful, Wounded Graspan 21/11/1899 – L320

Liverpool Medals February 1996

Private R. Taylor, Northptn. Regiment – L95

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Belmont 1 year 10 months ago #56730

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QSA (1) Belmont (549 Pte. S. Wyers, Cldstm: Gds:)

Stephen Wyers was born in Birmingham and attested for the Coldstream Guards in London on 10 July 1896, having previously served in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He served with the Coldstream Guards in South Africa during the Boer War, and was killed in action at the battle of Belmont on 23 November 1899. British casualties at Belmont amounted to 53 killed and more than 200 wounded.

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Belmont 1 year 8 months ago #57125

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I was sceptical about the QSA when I saw the picture but the roll does confirm the single clasp.


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IGS 1895 (3) Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897, Tirah 1897-98 (2993 Pte. C. Warner. 1-North’n R.);
QSA (1) Belm (2993 Pte. C. Warner. 2-North’n R.);
KSA (2) (2993 Pte. C. Warner. 2-North’n. R.)

All slightly later issues with Great War period impressed naming.

Charles Warner was born in Northampton in 1870, and attested for the Northamptonshire Regiment on 21 January 1891, having previously served in the 4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment (Militia). He served with the 1st Battalion in the Straits Settlements from 18 December 1891 to 13 November 1892, and then in India from 14 November 1892 until 15 January 1899. Transferring to the Army Reserve on 20 January 1899, he was recalled to the Colours on 9 October 1899 following the outbreak of the Boer War, and served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa from 21 October 1899 until 20 August 1902. He was discharged on 20 January 1903, after 12 years’ service.
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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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