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ColeWilliam Giles W6566PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls27th Company, 7th Btn, IY
ColeWilliam H248Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
ColeWilliam H317TrooperServed in 2nd KFS. Joined Pietermaritzburg 7 Aug 01 Discharged 18 Feb 02
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Kitchener's Fighting Scouts
ColeWilliam Henry35024TrooperSource: QSA Medal RollsImperial Yeomanry
ColeWilliam Henry1726TrooperServed 25 Apr 02 to 07 Feb 03.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Steinaecker's Horse
ColeWilliam James10180Lance SergeantSource: QSA Medal Rolls56th Company, 15th Btn, IY
ColeWilliam Newell28931SGTSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rand Rifles
ColeWilliam Raymond10202PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls56th Company, 15th Btn, IY
ColeWilliam Reginald415Trooper2nd Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Imperial Light Horse
ColeWilliam Reginald14369TrooperServed 01 Mar 1900 to 09 Jun 1900. Discharged medically unfit
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Border Horse
ColeWilliam Thomas1168Trooper1st Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Imperial Light Horse
ColeWilliam Thomas87RangerServed between 7/5/1901 and 5/3/1902. Reason for discharge: Disbanded. Attested: Pretoria.
Source: Nominal roll
Cattle Ranger's Corps
ColeWilliam Thomas1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
ColeWilloughby Philip104PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls1st Co, 1st Btn, IY
Cole-HamiltonClaud GeorgeCaptainCOLE-HAMILTON, CLAUD GEORGE, Captain, was born 27 January 1869, son of Captain W Cole-Hamilton, of Balitore, County Kildare, and Beltrim, County Tyrone, and of Caroline Elizabeth Josephine, daughter of the Honourable Andrew Godfrey Stuart. He was educated at Bedford and Ripon, and joined the 5th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in March, 1900. He fought in the South African War, 1901-2, commanding a Mounted Infantry Company, and taking part in the operations in the Transvaal and Cape Colony, November 1901 to 31 May 1902; operations in Orange River Colony, April to November 1901. He was promoted Captain in April 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902 ]; awarded the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Claud George Cole-Hamilton, Captain, The Royal Irish Rifles. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". Captain Cole-Hamilton was transferred to the 6th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, with which he served till the battalion was disbanded in 1907. He was then transferred to the 4th Special Reserve Battalion. He served in the European War, joining the 12th Service Battalion Royal Irish Rifles 8 February 1915, as Major and Second-in-Command. He became Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 3 August 1915, to command the 8th (Service) Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, and was given the command of the 15th (Service) Battalion 9 September 1917. He was wounded at the Somme in 1916, and at Ypres in 1917; was created a CMG in 1917, and was both wounded and gassed in the German offensive on 21 March 1918. From 21 March to 14 December 1918, he was a prisoner of war in Germany. He was three times mentioned in Despatches (June, 1917; April, 1918; March, 1919), and for his services on 21 March, 1918, was awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 21 March, 1920]: "Claud George Cole-Hamilton, CMG, DSO, Reserve of Officers, late Royal Irish Rifles, Special Reserve". Lieutenant Colonel Cole-Hamilton was Chief Constable of Breconshire. He married, in April, 1893, Lucy, daughter of Reginald H Thorold.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Irish Rifles
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