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Medals to Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry 1 year 2 months ago #77214

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DCM FdVII (Sergt W.M.Strong Thorneycroft's M.I.) Impressed.
[ QSA (7) CC OFS Tr RoL TH LN SA01 ]

William Frederick Strong (4559), Sergeant E Co., 10 Jan 1900 to 31 Mar 1901. Awarded DCM for Rooikoppies 06 Sept 1900, MID by Buller 9 Sep 1900. SK 18 Apr 1901, LG 8 Feb 1901 & 10 Sep 1901, AO 163/01.

From Durban, Natal.
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From City Coins auction 72, 3 December 2021

QSA (6) CC, TugH, OFS, RoL, TvL, LNek (354 Serjt. J. Laing. Thorneycroft’s M.I.)

Medal and 6 bars issued to John Laing at Cape Town 29.4.05.

Served in Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry from 4.11.99 to 27.1.01 when discharged at own request.

Later served as a Private in Railway Pioneer Regiment from 7 August 1901 to 4 March 1902.

QSA (6) CC, TugH, OFS, RoL, Tvl, LNek (45114 Serjt. A. Skillen. Th’croft’s M.I.)
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QSA (5) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (Lieut. F. Graham. Thorneycroft's M.I.);
KSA (2) (Lt. F. Graham. Thorneycroft's M.I.),
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QSA (5) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (1000 Pte. P. S. Hill. Th'Croft's M.I.), unofficial rivets between state and date clasps;
1914-15 Star (9/934 Sjt. P. S. Hill. N.Z.E.F.);
British War and Victory Medals (9/934 Sjt. P. S. Hill. N.Z.E.F.);
War and New Zealand Service Medals 1939-45 (P. S. Hill. 402929 R.N.Z.A.F.), contemporarily engraved naming,

Philip Sydney Hill was born in New Zealand on 24 June 1882 and served with Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry during the Boer War, being discharged at his own request on 5 June 1901. He was a farmer upon his joining the New Zealand Expeditionary Force on 15 December 1914 and served with the New Zealand Artillery on Gallipoli, in Egypt and on the Western Front, 1916-17, some two years and 265 days overseas. Hill was discharged on account of illness contracted during service on 3 February 1918. Returned to the fold with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during the Second World War, Hill died on 27 July 1966
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BSACM reverse Rhodesia 1896 (1) Mashonaland 1897 (146 Troopr. W. J. Paul. B.S.A.P.);
QSA (5) Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (9167 Pte. W. J. Paul. Th'Croft's M.I.),;
[ KSA (2) ]

His entry in Steinaecker’s Horsemen by the late Bill Woolmore gives further detail:

'PAUL, WILLIAM JOHNSON, Trooper No 1527; Born Scotland on 19th September 1873.

He served in both the 1896 and 1897 Campaigns in Rhodesia with the Mashonaland Mounted Police (1 year) and the British South Africa Police (1 year and 7 days) and earned the British South Africa Company’s Medal with clasp for the service.

Previous Anglo-Boer War service as Private 9167 in D Company of Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry from 23rd December 1899 to 9th November 1900.

Enlisted in Steinaeckers Horse at Pietersmaritzburg on 12th October 1901. A Baker, aged 28, height 5 foot 9 1/2, blue eyes, fair hair. Next of Kin: Mother, 19 St Leonards, Scotland. Discharged time expired at PMB on 12th July 1902 after the cessation of hostilities.'
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