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CoatsAndrewCaptainCOATS, ANDREW, Captain, was born 27 May 1862, at Ferguslie House, Paisley, son of Thomas Coats, Thread Manufacturer, of Ferguslie, Paisley, and Margaret, daughter of Thomas Glen, of Thornhill, Johnstone. He was educated at the Grammar School, Paisley, and at Glasgow University, and joined the Queen's Own Glasgow Yeomanry in 1888, and remained in it till the South African War, when he joined the Imperial Yeomanry 7 February 1900, and served as Captain with the 6th Scottish Regiment, Imperial Yeomanry, February 1900 to May 1901, during which time he trekked 4,500 miles. He served at Wittebergen and in the Transvaal and Cape Colony. He was mentioned in Despatches; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Andrew Coats, Captain, 6th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 17 December 1901. Major Coats married, in 1903, Isabella Alice, daughter of Captain Lyon, RN, of Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
6th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
CoatsAndrewCaptainSource: QSA Medal Rolls18th Company, 6th Btn, IY
CoatsAndrewNext of kin: Johanna Coats. Address: Tarkastad CC .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
CoatsF2511PrivateDied of disease. Brandfort, 15 May 1900
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Lincolnshire Regiment
CoatsGeorge27485PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls26th Company, 7th Btn, IY
CoatsGeorge5296PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls26th Company, 7th Btn, IY
CoatsRobert Graham41061TrooperNo known Company. Served in 39th Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
CoatsW5872PrivateMissing in action. Naauwpoort, 21 December 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
East Yorkshire Regiment
CoatsworthH3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Yorkshire Regiment
CoatsworthHarton C31832SergeantServed 12 Mar 01 to 24 Apr 02. Discharged J'B., Second Number 10493
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Scottish Horse
CoatsworthHarton C33832Sergeant2nd Battalion
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Scottish Horse
CoatsworthP3486CorporalQSA (5).
Source: QSA medal rolls
18th (Victoria Mary, Prince of Wales's Own) Hussar
CoatsworthP3486CorporalQSA (5)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Talana from the Talana book
18th (Victoria Mary, Prince of Wales's Own) Hussar
CoattsJohn William41333TrooperNo known Company. Served in 33rd Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
CobarnJ OSource: WO100/252Imperial Military Railways
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