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Defence of Ladysmith 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks ago #63094

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The roll (WO100/172p118) gives the surname as Shiels. Invalided 17 August 1900.
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Defence of Ladysmith 2 months 3 weeks ago #63520

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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.

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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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