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Boer War Help Please.

Postby neale » 10 Feb 2010 01:41

Hi There,

Just wondering if anyone can help with this one:

I'm interested in the 1st Vol. Btn. South Staffords.
Service Section of the West Bromwich Voluneer Rifles Corps.

I have a Dinner Menu Card dated 27th Feb 1901.

9 Pte's are named:
BEAL, DARBY, HASSALL, NAYLOR, NEALE, PARSON, QUANCE, SHINTON, TAYLOR and WOODHALL.

One Capt. is also named:
Capt. HOOPER.

One of the Toast's was to "E" and "K" Companies of the 1st Volunter Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regt.

I would be interested to know what became of these men!
Did they return home or die in South Africa?
Where they served?
What medals and clasps were they awarded?
Did any of them go on to fight in WW1?

Any help with Rolls, Links or Service Information etc. I would be most grateful.

Regards,
Chris Neale.
Interested in collecting and researching medals etc to the NEALE family name.
Any Action, Any Service, Any Period, Any Country.
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Re: Boer War Help Please.

Postby jersey » 10 Feb 2010 06:22

Chris,
Without an initial for the names it makes it rather hard to pick up on these men appropo WW1 service. For example I took an easy one (Quance) and found one , Harold Quance of the
South Stafford and later Worcester Reg (Nos 203015/235024). However he did not join until 1917 and was discharged in 1918 under Para 392(XVI) of KR's -physically unfit for sdervice.
However his age is given as 33, born in 1885 so I would presume that this was not your man. Do you think it would be worthwhile proceeding ?
Cheers David
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Re: Boer War Help Please.

Postby SWB » 10 Feb 2010 11:38

Chris,

Start with the QSA medal roll (WO100 series at the National Archives). This will give you service numbers, initials (at outside a first name) and medal entitlement.

Armed with the initials and surname you can then trawl ancestry.co.uk wwi records to see if any papers survive that confirm anglo-boer war service.

The regimental museum may have records to help you.

A full casualty roll for the Anglo-Boer War is available at www.boerwarregister.com.

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