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From the next City Coins auction, November 2020

QSA (5) CC, OFS, Jhburg, D Hill, Belf (5887 Pte.H.G. Goodey, 1st Essex Regt.);
KSA (2) (5887 Pte. G. Goodey. Essex Regt)

QSA (6) RoK, Paard, Drief, Jhburg, D Hill, Belf (2742 Pte. A. Hammond, 1st Essex Regt.);
KSA (2) (2742 Pte. D. Hammond. Essex Regt)

QSA (6) RoK, Paard, Drief, Jhburg, D Hill, Belf (2534 Pte. A. Mann, 1st Essex Regt.);
KSA (2) (2534 Pte. A. Mann. Essex Regt.)

Private H. G. Goodey, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment was wounded at Belfast on 26 August 1900. Both Hammond and Mann were recommended for rescuing Goodey during the action at Belfast:

“These men were the stretcher bearers of my Company and when Pte. Goodey was wounded they attended him in a very cool manner under a heavy rifle and pom-pom fire and then carried him for about 200 yards across the open and returned to the firing line when they had placed him in a safe spot under cover”.

Surprisingly, no awards were made for this brave act.

Arthur Hammond was born in Rochford, Essex. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for the Essex Regiment in November 1889, aged 18 years. He served overseas in Cyprus, Malta and India prior to South Africa (11 Nov 1899 to 9 Aug 1902). He passed his class in Ambulance Drill in May 1899. He was discharged on 15 August 1902.

Arthur Mann was born in Romford, Essex. A Butcher’s Assistant by occupation, he attested for the Essex Regiment in March 1889, aged 18 years. He served overseas in Cyprus, Malta and India prior to South Africa (11 Nov 1899 to 1 April 1902). He was discharged on 3 April 1902.
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QSA (4) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal (4911 Pte. A. Sorrell, 1:Essex Regt.);
KSA (2) South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (4911 Dmr: A. Sorrell. Essex Regt.);
BWM and VM (T-2258 A. Sjt. A. Sorrell. M.P.S.C.);
Coronation 1937;
Army LS&GC GV (4911 Pte. A. Sorrell. Essex. R.)
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QSA (4) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal (5275 Pte. A. Beadle, 1st Essex Regt.);
KSA (2) (5275 Pte. J. Beadle. Essex Regt.) note initial;
1914-15 Star (5275 Pte. A. Beadle. Essex R.);
BWM and VM (5275 Pte. A. Beadle. Essex R.);
Army LS&GC GV 1st issue (5275 Pte. A. Beadle. Essex R.)
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QSA (2) Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (6150 L.Corpl: A. Death. Essex Regt.)

There were a handful of men of this surname in the Boer War. The one who served in Kimberley hospital made a slight change to call himself D'Eath.
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1st battalion in review order including the band and cyclists.

Source: ILN 11 November 1899
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IGS 1895 (2) Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (3648 Corpl. T. Wilson 2d Essex Regt);
QSA (2) South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3648 Serjt: T. Wilson Essex Regt.)

One of only 33 India General Service 1895 Medals awarded to the Regiment, 6 being to officers.

Thomas Wilson was born in Mile End, London, and attested for the Essex Regiment at West Ham on 20 October 1892, aged 22. He joined the 1st Battalion from the Depot on 11 January 1893, before transferring to the 2nd Battalion on 27 November 1893, and was promoted Corporal on 11 November 1897, and Sergeant on 6 December 1901. He served in India from 28 November 1893 to 6 December 1901 and was awarded the India General Service Medal with clasps Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Tirah 1897-98 for services whilst attached to the Commissariat and Transport Department, Punjab Command, one of two soldiers from the Regiment serving with this department.

He served in South Africa from 7 December 1901 to 16 October 1902, his Queen’s South Africa Medal with just the two date clasps, along with the IGS, being a unique combination to the Regiment. He served in Malta 19 April 1904 to 12 December 1905, and was discharged at his own request on 23 February 1911, at the Curragh, his conduct being noted as “exemplary”.
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