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Defence of Ladysmith 8 months 3 days ago #63093

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QSA (1) DoL (5250 Pte. H. Spiels, L'Pool: Regt.)

Estimate £50 to £70
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Defence of Ladysmith 8 months 3 days ago #63094

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The roll (WO100/172p118) gives the surname as Shiels. Invalided 17 August 1900.
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A particularly pleasing medal that represents a total of sixteen years service, Harry Shiels had joined the Liverpool Regiment at Warrington in 1896, initially posted to their 2nd Battalion, he subsequently served with their 1st Battalion from the 11th of November the following year.
Interestingly, WO97 suggests he served in South Africa until the 10th of May 1900.

djb wrote: The roll (WO100/172p118) gives the surname as Shiels. Invalided 17 August 1900.

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QSA (1) DoL (4882 Pte. W. Trinder, Glouc: Regt.)

William Trinder was born in Fairford, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, in 1878, and attested for the Gloucestershire Regiment at Cirencester on 5 October 1896. Posted initially to the 2nd Battalion, he transferred to the 1st Battalion on 8 November 1898, and served with them in India from that date to 23 September 1899, and in South Africa during the Boer War from 24 September 1899 to 23 August 1900. He subsequently served in Ceylon from 24 August 1900 to 5 January 1903, and in India from 6 January 1903 to 9 December 1904. Returning home, he transferred to the Army Reserve on 13 December 1904, and was discharged on 4 October 1908, after 12 years’ service.
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I think that is a really pleasing medal, although, it is certainly interesting to note that Trinder did not originally attest for the Gloucestershire Regiment, contrary to the salerooms description, he actually transferred into it upon the 8th of October 1896, actually being posted to their Depot on the same day.


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QSA (1) DoL (4882 Pte. W. Trinder, Glouc: Regt.)

William Trinder was born in Fairford, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, in 1878, and attested for the Gloucestershire Regiment at Cirencester on 5 October 1896. Posted initially to the 2nd Battalion, he transferred to the 1st Battalion on 8 November 1898, and served with them in India from that date to 23 September 1899, and in South Africa during the Boer War from 24 September 1899 to 23 August 1900. He subsequently served in Ceylon from 24 August 1900 to 5 January 1903, and in India from 6 January 1903 to 9 December 1904. Returning home, he transferred to the Army Reserve on 13 December 1904, and was discharged on 4 October 1908, after 12 years’ service.

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QSA (1) Defence of Ladysmith (4010 Saddler A. Webb, 19th Hussars).
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In excellent condition and dark toned, officially engraved in Officer/Cavalry style. With service papers.

Arthur George Webb was a 20 year old Cook when he enlisted for service in the 19th Hussars on 20th January 1894, he had requested the opportunity to join the “Hussars of the Line”.

He served overseas in the East Indies from 13th September 1894 until 7th October 1899, the in South Africa for the Boer War from 8th October 1899 until 14th June 1900, before returning home after being besieged in the Town of Ladysmith and entering the General Hospital at Ladysmith with Diarrhoea, being invalided back to Netley Hospital.

He was brought up in Police Court at H.M. Prison Canterbury being arrested on 3rd January 1914, for an offence on 22nd November 1913, charged with a Felony of Larceny as Bailee and a Misdemeanour for Deserting his children.

He had been convicted by the City of Canterbury of being a “Rogue and Vagabond” on 4th December 1913 for “Unlawfully run away and leave Joy Webb of the age of 9 years, George Webb of the age of 8 years and Arthur Webb and Ernest Webb both of the age of 14 months, the legitimate children of him the said Arthur George Webb whereby the said children then and there became and from thence hitherto have been and still are chargeable to the Parish of Canterbury.” He was convicted to one month of hard labour, following which he was discharged to the Army Reserve.

On 3rd January 1914 he was discharged as “Having been convicted by the Civil Power of Felony” but was recalled for service in WW1.

During WW1 he served at home from 12th November 1914 until 17th May 1915, when he went overseas with the British Expeditionary Force until 8th September 1918, with only a 15 furlough he returned for service in France until 8th March 1919.

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