In his final despatch Lord Roberts gratefully acknowledged the services rendered by the chaplains, and testified to the devotion to duty exhibited throughout the campaign, especially during the siege of Ladysmith and in the hospitals. Very many men, perhaps most, still have an idea that they have something besides a stomach, and this feeling grows under wounds, sickness, and the shadow of death. Fortunate it is that all ranks in most units did, like the Field-Marshal, thankfully welcome the presence of a clergyman, and if war is to remain a necessary evil, it will be well that the welcome should be universal and sincere throughout the army. Very many of the chaplains gained mention in despatches, and some were awarded the DSO.

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AlexanderJohnSource: QSA Medal Rolls
AlexanderW BReverendSource: QSA Medal Rolls
AlexanderW B LReverendMID LG: 17 June 1902, page: 3975. Source: General Kitchener. 8 April 1902. Re: General mentions
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AndersonC JSource: QSA Medal Rolls
ArmitageRChaplain 3rd ClassMID LG: 29 July 1902, page: 4853. Source: General Kitchener. 23 June 1902. Re: Final despatch & mentions
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ArmitageRReverendMID LG: 16 April 1901, page: 2607. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 2 April 1901. Re: General mentions
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ArmitageRobertReverendRobert Armitage was born in Ross, Herefordshire, in March 1857, the son of a barrister, and was educated at Marlborough and Magdalen College, Oxford. Ordained in 1880, he served variously as Curate of Llandingat, Chaplain of Oxford Military College and Curate of St. John's Baptist, Leamington, until being appointed a Chaplain to the Forces in October 1886, and by the outbreak of hostilities in South Africa, he was serving as a Chaplain 3rd Class. Armitage was subsequently employed in operations in the Orange Free State in February to May 1900, including the actions at Vet River and Zand River; in the Transvaal in May to June, including the actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill, and again in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, in July to November, including the actions at Belfast; thence in Cape Colony, south of the Orange River, and finally back in the Transvaal until May 1902. Mentioned in despatches on two occasions (London Gazettes 16 April 1901 and 29 July 1902 refer), he was recommended for his DSO by Lord Kitchener and was advanced to Chaplain 2nd Class in October 1902. Returning to an appointment at Woolwich, Armitage was advanced to Chaplain 1st Class (ranking as a Colonel) in October 1907, and latterly served in Cairo before being placed on the Retired List. Thereafter his appointments included many years as Vicar of Stanton Lacy, Rural Dean of Ludlow 1931-35 and Prebendary of Hereford 1932-39, and latterly Prebendary Emeritus of Hereford, where he died in May 1954, aged 97 years. DSO, QSA (5) CC OFS Joh DH Belf (Rev CtoF). KSA (2) (Rev DSO CtoF). DNW Mar 2012 £3,700.
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AshburnerWilliamSource: QSA Medal Rolls
AshmoreWSource: QSA Medal Rolls
BaileyG CReverendDundee
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