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DCM VR (3238 Clr: Serjt: A. Nye. Rl. Sussex Regt.);
QSA (4) CC Joh DH Witt (3238 C.Sgt. A. Nye, 1st. Rl. Sussex Regt.);
Army LS&GC Ed VII (3238 C.Sjt: A. Nye. Rl. Sussex Regt.);
MSM GV (L-3238 T.S. Mjr: A. Nye. D.C.M. 4/R. Suss: R.)
DCM LG 27 September 1901: ‘In recognition of his services during the operations in South Africa.’
MSM LG 22 February 1919.
Arthur Nye, a native of East Grinstead, served with the Royal Sussex Regiment in South Africa during the Boer War, where he was slightly wounded at Retief’s Nek on 23 July 1900; was Mentioned in Lord Roberts’ Despatch of 4 September 1901 (London Gazette 10 September 1901); and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He subsequently served during the Great War at home as temporary Regimental Sergeant Major of the 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for valuable service at home. He did not proceed overseas and was not entitled to any campaign medals for the Great War.
Distinguished Conduct Medal, Trophy obverse, impressed to "Pte. G.E.Ackland, Thorneycroft's M.I.".
QSA clasps Cape Colony, Tugele Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek and South Africa 1901 (last claps loose), impressed to "7492 Sergt: G.E.Aclkand, Th'croft's M.I.".
George Edgar Ackland hailed from Rathmines, Dublin and his initial ABW service was with 1st Brabant's Horse as Trooper 291. Ackland attested for TMI on 24th January, 1900 and was immediately promoted Corporal. He served with F Sqn. of TMI. His Distinguished Conduct Medal recommendation was contained in Gen. Buller's Despatch of 30th March 1900; along with that of Pte. J.B.Fischer of D Coy, TMI - "On February, 21, crossing the Tugela under heavy fire to see if there were barbed wire in the drift". General Buller's recommendation was submitted to the King on 18th April, 1901, notified in the LG the next day and announced in Army Order 163/01.
George Edgar Ackland was later promoted to Sgt in TMI and - during operations around Trommel and Mequatlings Nek in the OFS on 8th July, 1901 he was shot and killed by a Boer sniper. He is recorded as being buried at Zonnebloem.
Both medals in virtually mint state - and a great pity George Edward Ackland never got to wear the medals he earned the hard way.
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DCM EdVII (Serjt:- Maj: R. J. Stallwood. Canadian Scouts)
An extremely rare Boer War D.C.M. awarded to Sergeant-Major, later Lieutenant, R. J. Stallwood, Canadian Scouts, one of only 16 Boer War D.C.M.s awarded to Canadian recipients and the only one named to the Canadian Scouts
D.C.M. London Gazette 31 October 1902.
Robert Jabez Stallwood was born in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada, in May 1877. He was a Rancher, who enlisted as a Gunner in the Royal Canadian Field Artillery at Kingston, in January 1900. Stallwood initially served during the Second Boer War with ‘C’ (Special Service) Battery, R.C.F.A. (entitled to Q.S.A. with ‘Cape Colony’, ‘Orange Free State’, ‘Transvaal’ and ‘Rhodesia’ clasps). He was discharged to join ‘Howard’s Scouts’ (the Canadian Scouts, under the command of Major A. L. ‘Gat’ Howard, a British Irregular unit predominantly manned by Canadians) 12 December 1900.
Stallwood advanced to Sergeant-Major, and was Mentioned in Lord Kitchener's Despatch of 23 June 1902. He was discharged 13 January 1901, only to re-engage for service during the Great War. Stallwood was commissioned Lieutenant in the 228th Canadian Infantry Battalion in March 1916, and embarked for England in February of the following year. He transferred to the 6th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, and served with them as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the French theatre of war from May 1917. Stallwood returned to Canada in May 1919, and was discharged 15 November 1919.
The DCM group to 17350 BSM T Dolan, 74th RFA seen at Britannia on Sunday.
DCM VR (17350 Bty. Serjt. Major T. Dolan, R.F.A.);
QSA (3) CC OFS Joh (17350 B.S. Major T. Dolan, 74th Bty. R.F.A.);
Army LS&GC V.R small letter reverse (17350 B.S. Maj. T. Dolan, R.F.A.)
MSM GV (B.S. Mjr. T. Dolan, D.C.M., R.A.).