DCM GV (633 L. Cpl. H. Salter. MMP.);
British South Africa Company Medal 1890-97, reverse Rhodesia 1896, (1) Mashonaland 1897 (..2 Pte. H. J. Salter. 7th Hus..) suspension loose, contact marks;
QSA (7) Belmont, Modder River, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (4121, L. Cpl. H. J. Salter, 9/Lcrs.);
KSA (2) (4121 Pte. H. J. Salter. 9th Lancers);
1914 Star (633. L. Cpl. H. J. Salter. MMP.);
BWM and VM (633. L. Cpl. H. J. Salter. MMP.);
Army LS&GC EdVII (633 L. Cpl. H. J. Salter. MMP.)
DCM LG 5 August 1915:
‘For great bravery and consistent good work from the 9th to 28th May, 1915, near Ypres. He was employed, both day and night in collecting stragglers, directing traffic and collecting war material. During the 24th May he assisted to places of safety several hundred men, who were suffering from gas poison. Most of the time, and especially on the 24th and 25th May, the town was being heavily shelled.’
Henry James Salter was born in Lambeth, London in July 1874. He attested for the 7th Hussars at Canterbury in November 1890. Salter transferred to the 9th Lancers in December 1897, and advanced to Lance Corporal in March 1899. He served with the Regiment in South Africa, October 1899 - April 1902. Salter transferred to the 5th Lancers in March 1902, and transferred to the Military Mounted Police in January 1905 (awarded LS&GC in 1909). He was discharged, 25 November 1911, having completed 21 years service.
Salter resided at 63 Woodcock Street, Birmingham and was employed as a Commissionaire at Hulford Cycle Co., Ltd, Moor Street. He re-engaged for service during the Great War with the 7th Reserve Cavalry Regiment, 8 September 1914, transferring later that month as Lance Corporal to the Military Mounted Police. He served with the MMP. in the French theatre of war from 4 October 1914, and advanced to Acting Sergeant in August 1917. Salter was discharged, 14 March 1919, having served for a total of 25 years and 205 days.
1 of 34 DCM’s to the Military Mounted Police for the Great War.
QSA (7) Natal, Belmont, Modder River, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill (4324. Pte. A. Peachey. 9/Lcrs.) top lugs filled with retaining rod for mounting purposes;
KSA (2) (4334 [sic] Pte A. Peachey. 9th Lancers.);
1914-15 Star (P. 764 L-Cpl. A. Peachey, MMP.);
BWM and VM (P-764 Sjt. A. Peachey. MMP.);
Coronation 1911, Metropolitan Police (P.C. A. Peachey);
MSM GV (P-764 L. Cpl. - A. Sjt: - A. Peachey. MMP.)
MSM LG 3 June 1918 (Egypt).
A. Peachey served during the Second Boer War with the 9th Lancers, before joining the Metropolitan Police as a Police Constable. With the outbreak of the Great War, Peachey transferred to the Military Mounted Police, advanced to Sergeant and served with them in the Egyptian theatre of war from 28 January 1915.
4606 PRIVATE T.V. WORTH, 9TH LANCERS
POLICE CONSTABLE T.V. WORTH, METROPOLITAN POLICE
“F” PADDINGTON DIVISION
WARRANT NUMBER: 95923
SERVICE 13-07-08 TO 29-10-26
DISCHARGED DUE TO WOUNDS RECEIVED ON DUTY
RANK OF SERGEANT CLERK, NO LONGER FIT FOR SERVICE
QSA / CORONATION 1911
Military Historical Society
QSA (8 ) Natal, Belmont, Modder River, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (4159 Sq. Sjt. Mjr. C. Smith, 9/L..) clasps mounted in order listed, unofficial rivets between first two clasps;
KSA (2) (4159 S. Sjt:-Maj: C. Smith. 9th Lancers);
Army LS&GC EdVII (4159 S. Serjt:-Maj: 9th Lcrs:)
Charles Smith was born in Reading, Berkshire, and attested for the 21st Lancers at Reading on 27 May 1886. He was transferred to the 9th Lancers as Sergeant on 15 September 1898, was promoted to Squadron Sergeant-Major on 1 September 1899, and proceeded to South Africa the following month, serving there until 4 April 1902. His discharge papers note ‘Mentioned in Lord Roberts’ despatch of 29.11.00’ but this entry is later crossed through ‘Entry erased 23.3.08’.
Awarded silver medal for long service and good conduct 13.11.04 with gratuity. Papers confirm campaign medals and clasps, the Natal clasp entered later. He transferred to the Indian Unattached List upon appointment as 1st Class Sergeant Instructor to the Behar Light Horse Volunteers on 26 May 1904, and transferred in the same appointment to the 17th Lancers on 1 August 1908.
He was discharged on termination of his second period of engagement on 21 February 1908