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WrightWQMSSource: DCM recipientsQueensland, 1st Mounted Infantry Contingent
WrightWilliam22061DriverColenso 15 Dec 99 (severely wounded). Photograph in The Spear for 7 Feb 00
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7th Battery, RFA
WykeJohn6753Staff Sergeant Major15th Company
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Army Service Corps
WymerGeorge Petre4986Lance SergeantPrisoner 4 Apr 00 Reddersburg and released
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Northumberland Fusiliers
YatesH A25S/Sergeant MajorDCM cancelled and MSM substituted
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Army Pay Department
YatesW70637BQMSSource: DCM recipients67th Battery, RFA
YeatmanCharles1208Squadron Corporal MajorSource: DCM recipientsLife Guards
YoungA E4161Lance SergeantDefence of Ladysmith
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Devonshire Regiment
YoungG3186PrivateSource: DCM recipientsGloucestershire Regiment
YoungH G30451DriverColenso 15 Dec 99
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66th Battery, RFA
YoungJ77087DriverPom-poms
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Royal Field Artillery
YoungJ J80806Sergeant44th Battery
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Royal Field Artillery
YoungS558SergeantSource: DCM recipientsCheshire Regiment
YoungW2803PrivateWounded 28 May 00 Roodepoort
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(Princess Louise's) Sutherland and Argyll Highland
YoungW2196Colour Sergeant MajorD.C.M. London Gazette 31 October 1902; details London Gazette 3 December 1901: ‘For gallantry and good service in defence of Fort Prospect, 26 December 1901.' On 26 December 1901, Fort Prospect, which was garrisoned by 35 men of the Dorset Mounted Infantry and 51 of the Durham Artillery Militia under Captain Rowley of the Dorsets, was attacked by 500 of Botha's Boers, at 4.30 a.m., under cover of a mist in the donga. ‘The Boers,' wrote Captain Rowley in his report, ‘made a very severe attack on the north and west of my position, the brunt of the attack fell on two sangars held by the Durham Company of Artillery; the Boers broke through the wire and got to within 20 yards of these sangars, but they both gallantly held their own and I, with the aid of the Maxim, was able to repulse this attack. By 6.30 a.m. the Boers drew off from this flank. They then commenced a very severe attack on the rear of my post, but by 10 a.m. it was repulsed. About this time a party of Zululand Native Police, gallantly led by Serjeant Gumbi, broke through and reinforced me; he brought with him 13 men and had marched 4 miles from his own post to reinforce me. ‘The Boers now had completely surrounded the camp, but contented themselves by keeping up a heavy fire chiefly directed on the Maxim Fort. This fire was kept up all day, gradually lessening towards evening, when the Boers drew off about 6 p.m. ‘My casualties were one killed and eight wounded, which, considering the severity of the fire, is very little. I consider it was owing to the excellent cover afforded by the forts and trenches, as we were subjected to very heavy firing for 13 hours. I estimate the strength of the Boers at from 500 to 600 men, and they belonged to the Ermelo or Carolina commandos. The casualties of the Boers are unknown, but two dead were buried at Polgeiter's Farm. The prisoners who were taken at Itala say that the Boers own to having 60 killed and wounded in the attack on Fort Prospect. I picked up 30 dead horses next morning, also 2 rifles and 20 saddles. ‘I cannot close the report without mentioning the gallantry displayed by all ranks, especially by the Durham Company of Militia Artillery.' Heading the list of four men of the Dorset Mounted Infantry was 2196 Company Serjeant-Major W. Young, who ‘greatly aided me in the defence.' William Young was born at Poole, Dorset, and attested for the Dorsetshire Regiment at Poole on 27 February 1886, aged 18 years 6 months. He served in India from February 1895 until April 1897, and in South Africa from January 1900, where he ‘did excellent work as Company Sergeant Major of Mounted Infantry.' He was discharged medically unfit, due to an ankle injury whilst serving with the Mounted Infantry, at Portsmouth on 15 March 1903. Distinguished Conduct Medal, E.VII.R. (2196 C. Serjt.-Maj. W. Young, Dorset: Regt. M.I.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (2196 Pte. W. Young, Dorset Regt.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2196 Serjt. W. Young, Dorset: Regt.) DNW DEc 07 £4,800
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Dorsetshire Regiment
ZeederJoseph Herbert1611Sergeant MajorDow 3 Jul 16 in German hands (2nd Lieutenant, 4 Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire LI)
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Kitchener's Fighting Scouts
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