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Lt. Henry Thomas Stanley 25th W.Som 7th Batt IY 3 months 3 weeks ago #57657

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I am researching the above killed at Hekpoort on 16/9/1900. I have considerable detail about his death (courtesy of the book written by Percy Ross) and about the various memorials to his death including those in the UK and the one at Burgershoop Cemetery. However I would like to find out whether as a result of his actions and death on 16/9/1900 he received any official recognition e.g. a mention in despatches or a bravery award. I understand he was awarded the QSA medal but need confirmation. Photo of HTS in uniform attached. He was 27 years old when he died. Barry Phillips, Oxford UK
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Lt. Henry Thomas Stanley 25th W.Som 7th Batt IY 3 months 3 weeks ago #57660

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Bello Barry......

You most likely have this from FMP.......

Looks like they had the wrong initials on the medal? Initials 'HJ'. QSA Clasps: J,DH,CC,OFS

Mike

First name(s) Henry Thomas
Last name Stanley
Rank Lieutenant
Regiment 25 (West Somerset) Company 7 Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
Rolls WO100/123
Memorials
St Peter & St Paul. North wall Chancel. Window. Stanley, Over Stowey, Somerset, England
St Peter & St Paul. South wall Chancel. Window. Stanley, Over Stowey, Somerset, England
St Peter & St Paul. South wall Chancel. Plaque. H Stanley, Over Stowey, Somerset, England
St Peter & St Paul. Yard. Cross. HT Stanley, Over Stowey, Somerset, England
St Peter & St Paul. South wall Chancel. Plaque. Stanley, Over Stowey, Somerset, England
St Peter & St Paul. East wall Sanctuary. Plaque. Stanley, Over Stowey, Somerset, England
St Peter & St Paul. North wall Chancel. Plaque HT Stanley, Over Stowey, Somerset, England
Eton College Chapel Lupton's Chantry. Old Boys, Eton, Berkshire, England
Cathedral. North wall north Transept. Tablets. Regiment, Wells, Somerset, England
Disappeared. West Drayton School. Plaque. Old Boys, West Drayton, London, England

Literary references The Last Post being a roll of all officers, Etonians in the Boer War
Biography
He was killed in action at Hekpoort, September 16th, 1900. He was educated at Eton and joined the Imperial Yeomanry in February 1900. He was a well-known cricketer and sportsman. Before joining the Imperial Yeomanry he had held the rank of Lieutenant in the West Somerset Yeomanry Cavalry from June.

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[Anglo-Boer War Memorials Project] [South African Field Force. JB Hayward & Sons] Initials 'HJ'. QSA Clasps: J,DH,CC,OFS
Event detail Killed on 16/09/1900 at Hekpoort
Event unit 25 (West Somerset) Company 7 Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
Event source SAFF
Country Great Britain
Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Boer Wars


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Lt. Henry Thomas Stanley 25th W.Som 7th Batt IY 3 months 3 weeks ago #57661

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Thanks for taking the time to get back to me so quickly. Yes, I did find the FMP entry for HTS but afraid I didn't realise the significance of the note or what it meant. Do you know what [South African Field Force J.B. Hayward & Sons] means? And do you think "initials H.J." means that the name (which I presume is on each medal) was wrongly recorded? There is certainly no record of an H.J. Stanley on FMP so this is looking promising. Regards Barry

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Do you know what [South African Field Force J.B. Hayward & Sons] means?

Hi Barry......

That is a book published by J.B. Hayward that lists Casualties...... There is a possibility that the initials "H.J." may have been put on the medal..... We all have medals in our collections where the initials or last name has been spelt incorrectly......

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Many thanks Mike. Very grateful for your assistance. Barry

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