Six: Trumpeter, later Sergeant, J. J. Panter, Royal Field Artillery, who, having been Mentioned in Despatches for gallantry at the Battle of Vlakfontein, 29 May 1901, during the Boer War whilst aged just 16, served during the Great War on the Western Front from 23 August 1914, and was wounded and repatriated from France in 1915
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen (30429 Tptr. J. J. Panter. 8/Bty, R.F.A.);
KSA (2) (30429 Tptr: J. J. Panter. 8th Bty. R.F.A.);
1914 Star, with copy clasp (30429 Cpl. J. J. Panter. R.F.A.);
BWM and VM with MID oak leaves (30429 Sjt. J. J. Panter R.A.);
Defence Medal, mounted as worn, nearly very fine and better
James Panter was born in 1851 at Hanley, Upton on Severn, Worcestershire and attested for the Royal Artillery at Worcester on 16 January 1871. Having served in India from October 1871 until November 1878, he was promoted Sergeant in July 1881 and transferred to the 2nd Brigade, Lancashire Division in October 1882, serving as Battery Sergeant Major of the same from April 1883. He was awarded his Army LS&GC medal in 1886, was promoted Quartermaster Sergeant and transferred to the Army Staff in March 1892 and was discharged on 1 March 1894 having served 23 years and 45 days at home and abroad.
Five: Trumpeter J. Panter, 4th Hussars, who served on the Western Front with his regiment from the Marne in September 1914 through to Villers Brettoneaux in April 1918 and was subsequently a long served Stable Helper to the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace
1914 Star, with copy clasp (9431 Tptr: J. Panter. 4/Hrs.);
BWM and VM (9431 Pte. J. Panter. 4-Hrs.);
Jubilee 1935, unnamed as issued;
Royal Household Faithful Service Medal, GV suspension dated ‘1915-1935’ (J. Panter) mounted as worn, nearly very fine
Four: Private C. L. Panter, 17th Lancers, who was wounded during the Great War
1914 Star with copy clasp (904 Pte. C. L. Panter. 17/Lrs.);
BWM and VM (L-904 Pte. C. L. Panter. 17-Lrs.);
War Medal 1939-45, mounted as worn
Colonel James Anson Francis Nutt (1844-1924) was born on 19 December 1844 at Twerton, Somerset, the son of Reverend Charles Nutt and Jane Nutt (née Mackenzie), the daughter of a Jamaican plantation owner. After passing out as Gentleman Cadet from the Royal Military College he received his first commission in the Royal Artillery as a Lieutenant on 12 January 1866, and saw almost constant service in India from September 1866 up to his promotion to Captain on 1 April 1878, just prior to his service in Afghanistan.
He took part in the Afghan Campaign of 1880 (for which he received a medal, as above) with ‘G’ Battery, 3rd Brigade, R.A., after which he was promoted to Major on 1 March 1884, and again to Lieutenant-Colonel on 19 August 1893. In 1896 he was appointed Commanding Officer of the Royal Artillery at St. Thomas’ Mount, and served as Commander, Royal Artillery (C.R.A.) during the Punjab Frontier Campaign of 1897-98. He spent a period of time as Colonel with the Staff with the Egyptian Army, and returning to the Royal Artillery was promoted to Colonel on 15 October 1899.
He served during the Boer War in South Africa between December 1899 and April 1900 (for which he received the 2-clasp medal above), being chosen to command the R.A. Natal Field Force at Tugela Heights and the Relief of Ladysmith.
Soon after this he was placed on half-pay with the reserves until 1906 and appears to have retired in the years following.
IGS 1895 (1) Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (68006 Shoeing Smith D. F. Dickson ”F” By. R.H.A.);
QSA (5) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (68006 Sejt. Far: D. F. Dickson. J.B. R.H.A.);
KSA (2) (68006 Far:-Sjt: D. F. Dickson. R.H.A.)
David Fraser Dickson was born in Woolwich, Kent, in 1874 and attested there for the Royal Horse Artillery as a Boy Soldier on 18 July 1888, aged 14. He served with F Battery in India from 17 September 1895, and took part during the operations on the Punjab Frontier 1897-98. He wounded the little finger of his left hand on duty on 22 January 1897.
Promoted Farrier-Sergeant on 8 September 1899, Dickson served with J Battery in South Africa during the Boer War from 7 January 1900, and for his services was Mentioned in Lord Roberts’ Despatch (LG 10 September 1901). He died of enteric fever at Elandsfontein on 2 April 1902.