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IGS 1895 (2) Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (81345 Gunr. C. H. Card. A. By. R.H.A.);
QSA (6) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, South Africa 1901, unofficial rivets between fifth and sixth clasps (81435 Gnr: C. H. Card, O. Bty., R.H.A.) QSA partially officially corrected.

C H Card attested for the Royal Horse Artillery and served with ‘A’ Battery on the Punjab Frontier (one of only 22 two-clasp medals awarded to the Battery), and with O Battery in South Africa during the Boer War from 10 February 1900.

He was wounded a Uitval’s Nek on 11 July 1900.
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QSA (6) Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast, unofficial rivets between first and second, and between fifth and sixth clasps (27369 Bomb: J. Hollington, A.B. R.H.A.);
KSA (2), top lugs removed (27369 Bomb: F. Hollington. G. Bty. R.H.A.);
1914 Star (27369 Sjt. J. Hollington. R.H.A.);
BWM and VM (27369 B.Q.M. Sjt. J. Hollington. R.A.);
Army LS&GC GV 1st issue (RA-27369 B.Q.M. Sjt: J. Hollington. R.H.A.)

John Hollington was born in Bethnal Green, Middlesex, on 2 June 1878 and attested for the Royal Horse Artillery at Dalston, Middlesex, on 19 April 1898. He served with both ‘A’ and ‘G’ Batteries in South Africa during the Boer War from 8 January 1900 to 2 September 1902, and was promoted Bombardier on 21 October 1901.

He was advanced Sergeant on 24 May 1909, and saw further service during the Great War on the Western Front from 27 September 1914. Advanced Battery Quartermaster Sergeant, he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal per Army Order 68 of April 1917.

In civilian life Hollington was employed by Messrs Yardley & Co. Ltd, Stratford, and was congratulated by the company for ‘the cool and prompt manner in which he dealt with the fire caused by the incendiary bomb which fell through the Packing Shop roof in March 1941’, receiving a gratuity of £2.
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QSA (4) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (12082 [sic] Dvr: F. Thompson. R.H.A.);
1914 Star, with clasp (12802 A. Bmbr: T [sic]. Thompson. R.H.A.);
BWM and VM (12802 Cpl. F. J. Thompson. R.A.)

Francis Thompson was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, in 1881 and attested for the Royal Horse Artillery at Guernsey on 12 October 1900. He served in South Africa during the Boer War from 10 May to 1 October 1902, ands then in India from 2 October 1902 to 6 December 1907.

Recalled for service following the outbreak of the Great War, he was appointed Acting Bombardier on 14 October 1914, and served during the Great War on the Western Front from 5 November 1914. Promoted Corporal on 19 August 1915, he transferred to the Labour Corps on 6 July 1917, and was discharged Class ‘Z’ Reserve on 21 February 1919.
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QSA (5) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, unofficial rivets between state and date clasps (Lieut. K. H. Devitt. Hants & I. of W. R.G.A.) engraved naming;
1914-15 Star (Capt. K. H. Devitt. R.F.A.);
BWM and VM (Major K. H. Devitt.)

Kenneth Hayward Devitt was born in Upper Clapton, Middlesex, in 1882 and served with the Service Company, Duke of Connaught’s Own Hampshire and Isle of Wight Royal Garrison Artillery in South Africa during the Boer War.

e saw further service with the Royal Field Artillery during the Great War on the Western Front from May 1915.
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QSA (5) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, unofficial rivets between state and date clasps (Lieut. K. H. Devitt. Hants & I. of W. R.G.A.) engraved naming;
1914-15 Star (Capt. K. H. Devitt. R.F.A.);
BWM and VM (Major K. H. Devitt.)

Kenneth Hayward Devitt was born in Upper Clapton, Middlesex, in 1882 and served with the Service Company, Duke of Connaught’s Own Hampshire and Isle of Wight Royal Garrison Artillery in South Africa during the Boer War.

e saw further service with the Royal Field Artillery during the Great War on the Western Front from May 1915.
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QSA (6) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, unofficial rivets between fifth and sixth clasps (81709 Bomb. T. Wainwright, P.B., R.H.A.) rank officially corrected;
KSA (2) (81709 Bomb: T. Wainwright. R.H.A.)

Tom Wainwright was born in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, in 1872 and attested for the Royal Horse Artillery on 19 November 1890. He transferred to the Reserve on 19 November 1897, but was recalled to Army Service on 9 October 1899, and served with ‘P’ Battery in South Africa during the Boer War from 28 October 1899 to 6 September 1902. He was appointed Acting Bombardier on 1 August 1900, and was subsequently promoted Bombardier.

He was discharged on 18 November 1902, after 12 years’ service.
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