That was the number given to him by the Cyclist Corps..... His VSC number was 6877......
The list of known Jewels that I have is as follows.....
6848 Private John ALBERTS
6720 Private H. CROWTHER
6766 Private William LEWIS
6718 Private T. COLLINS
6724 Private Walter DELVES
6870 Private Frank PERKS
Composite Cycle Corps –
4400 Lance-Corporal [Private] James NEAL
From my original article:
NOTE: Please see both Hibbard and the following from the OMRS Journal Volume 16 No. 2 Spring and Volume 16 No. 3 Summer, the type 4 is possible but has not been officially reported as of the time of this writing .....
Military Historical Society
A visit, today, to the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum on Foregate Street, Worcester found 5 jewels within their displays to the following recipients :
Captain Francis Checketts. Worcester Volunteer Battalion.
Lt. E. A. Knight. Worcestershire Yeomanry.
7202. Sergeant J Somers. Worcs Yeomanry.
6842. Private Henry Holmes. Worcs. Vol. Btn.
6848. Private john Albert's. Worcs. Vol. Btn.
Maybe you already have these names. I have seen Alberts mentioned previously.
Of interest to you both currently on a popular
on-line auction site
, there is both a QSA medal to 6765 Private C. Lewis of the Volunteer Service Company, 2nd Worcestershire Regiment and his Worcester Jewel Tribute Medal.
Accompanying information with the Tribute Medal and QSA are as follow -
Queens South Africa Medal with bars Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen & South Africa 1901 correctly impressed - 6765 Pte. C. Lewis Vol. Coy. Worc. Regt. together with His Worcester City Boer War Tribute Medal known as the Worcester Jewel. (Volunteer Reverse type one, engraved Pte. C. Lewis)
Charles Lewis was born circa 1878 in the Parish of Great Malvern, Worcestershire the son of Thomas Lewis of 3 Pickersleigh Cottages, Pickersleigh Road, Great Malvern. On 10th January 1900 at Worcester he enlisted for one years service with the Volunteer Service Company Worcestershire Regiment for active service in South Africa. He served Home 10th January 1900 - 22nd February 1900, South Africa 23rd February 1900 to 9th June 1901 and Home 10th June 1901 to 12th June 1901.
On his return from South Africa he and the other returned Volunteers and Yeomen were presented with a silver engraved cigarette box by the town of Malvern to mark their service in South Africa and was presented with his Worcester Tribute Medal together with the other recipients of the award by the Earl of Coventry at the Guild Hall, Worcester on Thursday 28th November 1901. He died aged 61 in 1939. With copy of his Attestation Papers, photocopies of letters he sent from South Africa which were published in the Malvern Advertiser.
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