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3667-PRIVATE W. JECKS. 1ST BATTALION NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS.
Killed in Action. Belmont. 23/11/1899.

QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL
CLASP: BELMONT
CONDITION : EF /NEF.

Private Jecks was one of the 2 officers and 12 other ranks of the Northumberland Fusiliers who were killed in action at the Battle of Belmont on 23rd November 1899 (S. Watt, 2000 and SAFF list of casualties).
Please see the unit information for NF on the ABW site for a more detailed account of their actions during the battle.

Jecks is commemorated on the Boer War Memorial located in The Haymarket, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, while he is interred at Kimberley and commemorated on monument 19.

Due to his early demise in the South African campaign the clasp Belmont was his only entitlement as detailed in WO100/169.
However, two separate medal rolls in WO100/80 inform us of his entitlement to the Khedive's Sudan medal with the clasp KHARTOUM (THE ATBARA column is ticked but crossed through). The second document entitles the Queen's Sudan medal as Jecks was part of the Khartoum Expedition of 1898.
Both documents show him with the same service number 3667 and with the 1st Battalion NF.

There is great potential for a reunite here. I should be most grateful for any information regarding the possibility of making this come to fruition.
Steve
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