QSA (1) RoL (21348 Gnr. H. Hindes, 66th Bty. R.F.A.)
Henry Hindes was born at Upper Wallop, near Andover, Hampshire, in 1876, and attested for the Royal Artillery in July 1897. He served with 66th Battery, Royal Field Artillery in South Africa, and was killed in action at Colenso on 15 December 1899
At Colenso the 14th and 66th Batteries were galloped too close to the Boers and in advance of the infantry by Colonel Long, the ‘damned gunner’ that Buller subsequently blamed for his defeat. In the face of withering fire from the Boers across the river, officers and men fought their guns to the last, numerous acts of gallantry being enacted until most had been killed or wounded - and their seven guns stood abandoned on the veldt. Buller asked for volunteers to save the guns and in the ensuing acts of heroism, six Victoria Crosses were won, including that by Lieutenant the Hon. F. H. S. Roberts, the son of Field-Marshal the Lord Roberts of Kandahar.
A recent addition from DNW's auction.
QSA with RoL to H Cheney.
The medal roll notes that he' died 24.4.01'. I checked Palmer's and SOTQ and there is no mention of him.
The nominal roll stated he served from 30/9/00 to 25/4/01. So he was still serving the day after he died?
While I was searching thru the medal roll & nominal roll I found that J.M.Esson & E.Powell are in the medal roll but not the nominal roll.
QS (1) RoL (Lieut: Hon: J. S. H. Petre, Thorneycroft’s M.I.) officially impressed naming but part renamed with second two initials and surname engraved, contained in contemporary Carrington & Co. fitted leather case with silver label inscribed ‘S.A. Medal of The Honble. J. S. H. Petre, Captain Suffolk Yeomanry, attached Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry during the South African War Killed in Action at Spion Kop. 24 Jan. 1900.’, the case with hinged lid and display stand, note incorrect second initial on both medal and label.
The Honourable Joseph Lucius Henry Petre Loyal Suffolk Hussars Yeomanry, attached, Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry, was killed in action at Spion Kop, 24 January 1900. He was born on 22 April 1866, the youngest son of William Bernard, 12th Lord Petre, and was educated at a model school at Woburn Park, kept by his elder brother, Monsignor Petre, and afterwards at St Augustine’s, Ramsgate. He was a Captain in the Loyal Suffolk Hussars Yeomanry and was serving with Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry at the time of his death. He was mentioned in General Buller’s despatch of 30 March 1900 for conspicuous gallantry at Colenso on 15 December 1899 and at Spion Kop, London Gazette, 8 February 1901.