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FirkserL1113PrivateSource: QSA medal roll in WO100/277Uitenhage Volunteer Rifles
FirlingWalter Augustus37Occupation: Clerk. Next of kin: Wife. Address: Naauwpoort.
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
FirmanA1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Suffolk Regiment
FirmanAReceived the Mediterranean Medal
3rd Battalion
Source: Medal roll WO100 368
(Queen's Own) Royal West Kent Regiment
FirmanG4930PrivateQSA (3).
Source: QSA medal rolls
19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars
FirmanG2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northamptonshire Regiment
FirmanGeorge James737Lance CorporalSource: OZ-Boer databaseNew South Wales, 1st Australian Horse
FirmanH1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Suffolk Regiment
FirmanH BSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls65th Battery, RFA
FirmanHenry BenjaminSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls65th Battery, RFA
FirmanJ2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northumberland Fusiliers
FirmanJ2281PrivatePrisoner. Stormberg, 10 December 1899
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Northumberland Fusiliers
FirmanR BLieutenant ColonelHe was originally in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, of which he acted as adjutant. On the outbreak of the Boer War he volunteered his services, and went out as Captain of the 35th Company of Imperial Yeomanry in the early part of 1900. He was soon promoted Lieutenant Colonel, with ultimate command of a mobile column operating under Sir Leslie Rundle mainly in the eastern portion of the Orange River Colony. He was at one time well known as an amateur jockey, and still rides a good race.Imperial Yeomanry
FirmanRobert BertramLieutenant ColonelFIRMAN, ROBERT BERTRAM, Lieutenant Colonel, was born 13 September 1859, son of H B Firman, of Brayton, Yorkshire. He was gazetted to the Middlesex Regiment, and served in the Nile Expedition of 1884-85, employed on Transport duties; and was present at the action of Kirbekan (Medal with two clasps and Khedive's Star). He served in the Burmese Expedition of 1886-87 (Medal with clasp). He became Captain 21 April 1886; retired from the Middlesex Regiment, and joined the Reserve of Officers. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, in command of the 11th Imperial Yeomanry Battalion, and took part in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900. Operations in Orange River Colony, May to 28 November 1900, including actions at Biddulplisberg, Bethlehem, Wittebergen, Witpoort and Caledon River. Operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Robert Bertram Firman, Lieutenant Colonel, Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to Lord Roberts in South Africa, and were presented by Lieutenant General Lyttelton at, Newcastle 28 April 1902. Lieutenant Colonel R B Firman married, in 1896, N Eveline, daughter of Anthony Hordern, of Sydney.
DSO, 1897 Jubilee (removed from the group in 1995), Egypt (2) The Nile 1884-5 Kirkeban (Lt & Adj 2 RW Fus), IGS 1854 Burma 1885-7 (1/RW Fus), QSA (3) CC Trans Witt (Lt Col 35th IY), KSA (2) (Lt Col 33rd Coy IY), Khedives Star. Dixon 1983 £750. Liverpool 1984 £950. Bostock 1994 £2195. DNW est £900-1200. Spinks 1999 £1700.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Imperial Yeomanry
FirmanRobert BertramLieutenant ColonelSource: QSA Medal Rolls35th Company, 11th Btn, IY
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