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South Lancashire Regiment 5 months 3 weeks ago #75804

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Mark Abbott wrote: I have the roll
Kept by the CSM


Thanks Mark, hope you don't mind if I ask more questions about the document:

Do you know when it was compiled (soon after the battle or later?)
Do you have the original roll?
If you have a copy do you know where the original is?

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South Lancashire Regiment 5 months 3 weeks ago #75805

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It is noted that in Short Histories of the Territorial Regiments of the British Army at page 403 (published in 1906) it is stated in respect of the South Lancashire Regiment that: `The first day under fire was the 20th January, when fighting lasted from dawn to dusk, the Lancashire Fusiliers and the York and Lancashire Regiment attacking the Boer right at Intabyama, whilst the Royal Lancashire and South Lancashire Regiments remained with the guns (9 men of the battalion wounded). During the 21st and 23rd the battle continued; on the 23rd, it having been decided to take Spion Kop, C and D Companies of the battalion were ordered to form part of the attacking force and left their bivouac after dark on that day. In the engagement the greatest gallantry was shown, both the officers of D Company, Captain Birch and Lieutenant Raphael being killed, and in the two companies, 10 N.C.O. and men were killed and 24 wounded.'

If anyone can give me information about the involvement of 3655 Pte. P Lawson, S. Lanc: Regt I'd be grateful.

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South Lancashire Regiment 5 months 3 weeks ago #75806

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Hi Peter
Private Lawson 3655 1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.
SAFF 1st July 1901 to Dec 1901 has him missing at Blood River Poort later rejoined. Date was 17th September 1901. This date was when Major Hubert Goughs mounted infantry was attacked. ( 1st & 2nd battalions Royal Irish Fusiliers)
His medal roll for QSA has a 5 clasp entitlement. OFS, Transvaal, Tugela Heights, R of Ladysmith & Laings Nek. Dated 14th September 1901 at Vryheid Transvaal.
His KSA is dated 31st May 1903 at Jabbulpore India. Remarks column = To Army Reserve.
I couldn't find any detail pertaining to Pte Lawson being wounded at any actions around Spion or surrounding areas.
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South Lancashire Regiment 5 months 2 weeks ago #75825

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Peter Jordi wrote: Hi

It is noted that in Short Histories of the Territorial Regiments of the British Army at page 403 (published in 1906) it is stated in respect of the South Lancashire Regiment that: `The first day under fire was the 20th January, when fighting lasted from dawn to dusk, the Lancashire Fusiliers and the York and Lancashire Regiment attacking the Boer right at Intabyama, whilst the Royal Lancashire and South Lancashire Regiments remained with the guns (9 men of the battalion wounded). During the 21st and 23rd the battle continued; on the 23rd, it having been decided to take Spion Kop, C and D Companies of the battalion were ordered to form part of the attacking force and left their bivouac after dark on that day. In the engagement the greatest gallantry was shown, both the officers of D Company, Captain Birch and Lieutenant Raphael being killed, and in the two companies, 10 N.C.O. and men were killed and 24 wounded.'

If anyone can give me information about the involvement of 3655 Pte. P Lawson, S. Lanc: Regt I'd be grateful.

Best regards Peter Jordi


Peter

I will let you know ASAP; but do remind me as I tend to forget!.

Kind regards

Mark
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South Lancashire Regiment 5 months 2 weeks ago #75826

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SWB wrote:

Mark Abbott wrote: I have the roll
Kept by the CSM


Thanks Mark, hope you don't mind if I ask more questions about the document:

Do you know when it was compiled (soon after the battle or later?)
Do you have the original roll?
If you have a copy do you know where the original is?

Thanks & regards
Meurig


Meurig,

I have a photo copy of the original roll. It was given to me over 40 years ago from an old collector who knew of my interest in the South Lancashire Regiment and had it copied from the original.. It would appear to be a document that was compiled at the time. Pearson's QSA was in my collection.

Kind regards

Mark

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South Lancashire Regiment 5 months 2 weeks ago #75837

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Good Morning Mark and Meurig......

Can you tell me if "3685 Private Chadwick, G." is on your list......

Thanks in advance.....
Mike
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