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Soldiers who died en route to South Africa - were they entitled to a QSA? 2 months 3 weeks ago #58819

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Berenice,
John Lewis - Pte 7353 3rd vol bn RWF. Not on the casualty rolls, I picked his name from the regtl war memorial in Wrexham.

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Kendall - the magic words "New Zealand" are missing. He was a gunner with the NZ Artillery then served with 5th NZMR.

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Soldiers who died en route to South Africa - were they entitled to a QSA? 2 months 3 weeks ago #58820

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I think we need a new thread just for those who died at sea.

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Soldiers who died en route to South Africa - were they entitled to a QSA? 2 months 3 weeks ago #58867

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BereniceUK wrote: At what point did soldiers who died become eligible for a medal? Below are two examples I've come across of soldiers dying before reaching South Africa - would their families have later received Queen's South Africa medals in the names of the deceased men?

"After leaving Teneriffe a shadow was cast over the ship, for on March 2nd one of the Yorkshires, a native of Scarborough, died at three a.m., and was buried at ten the same morning. Only the members of his own company were allowed at the funeral, which lasted about five minutes. All the other companies had to fall in on their own decks, and stand at attention while the service was on. I may mention that we crossed the equator the same day."


The soldier who died on March 2nd was likely to have been a Private Sewell, Special Service Contingent (Scarborough), of Sherburn, North Yorkshire, who died of pneumonia.

I'm in the process of collating soldiers' deaths that took place on transports going to, and back from, South Africa.

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