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Medals to the ASC 2 years 4 months ago #80802

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QSA (3) Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen (Capt: W. Taylor. A.S.C.);
KSA (2) (Capt. W. Taylor. A.S.C.);
Jubilee 1897, silver.
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Mounted as worn, first with rank privately engraved.

Published Queen's South Africa Medal Roll states Taylor as a Lieutenant, not a Captain. Wilbraham Taylor was born at Gibraltar, the son of Eliza and Lieutenant-Colonel Montagu Brook Wilbraham Taylor. He followed his father into the Rifle Brigade with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, transferring to 7th Dragoon Guards on 5 June 1896. Appointed a Gentlemen Usher to the Lord Chamberlain's Department, he was awarded the 1897 Jubilee medal appearing on the roll above Prince Adolphus of Teck and Prince Francis of Teck.

Promoted Lieutenant on 2 January 1899 he was transferred to the Army Service Corps that same day and served throughout the Second Boer War in that role with No.3 Company, being advanced Captain on 27 August 1902.

On his return from the conflict Taylor married Vera Annesley, the only daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel R. C. Annesley, late of the 79th (Cameron) Highlanders.

With the outbreak of the Great War Taylor served with the 6th Reserve Cavalry Regiment, being appointed adjutant on 14 March 1916. Unfortunately the next month he received the news that his brother, Major Brook Wilbraham Taylor D.S.O., had died of enteric fever after suffering a severe wound. Taylor ended the war with the rank of Honorary Major and lived at Coxwell Lodge, Berkshire. Moving to Dowlands Sway, Hampshire later in his life he died there on 2 March 1924.
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Medals to the ASC 2 years 1 month ago #82911

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QSA (3) Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen (Lieut. C. R. E. Jorgenson, A.S.C.);
KSA (2) (Lt. C. R. E. Jorgensen. I.Y.);
AGS 1902 (1) Somaliland 1908-10 (A. Pol: Offr: C. R. E. Jorgensen. Pol: Dept.)
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Medals to the ASC 2 years 1 day ago #83448

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QSA (1) Cape Colony (Mr. J. G. Thompson. A.S.C.)

John George Thompson, the eldest son of Joseph Thompson, was born at Aldershot on 11 July 1870, and served as a Civilian Blacksmith with the 37th Company, Army Service Corps in South Africa during the Boer War.

Note: The original medal roll shows entitlement to the Cape Colony clasp; this has then been crossed out, and the roll subsequently annotated ‘Medal only.’ Presumably the medal had already been issued by the time this change was made to the roll, as the medal appears entirely as issued.


China 1857 (2) Taku Forts 1860, Pekin 1860 (Josh. Thompson. 67th. Regt.);
Afghanistan (0) (Lieut. J. Thompson. 2/9th. Foot.);
Empress of India 1877, silver (Serjt. Major Joseph Thompson 67th. Regt.) contemporarily engraved naming, with neck riband, in case of issue;
Army L.S&GC VR, 3rd issue, small letter reverse (175. S. Maj: J. Thompson. 67th. Foot)

Joseph Thompson was born in Penrith, Cumberland, on 8 February 1838 and attested for the 67th Regiment of Foot on 11 December 1857. He served with the Regiment in India from 16 December 1858 to 15 October 1859, and then in China from 16 October 1859 to 13 April 1865, and was present during the latter stages of the Second China War. He saw further service in India and Burma from 1 November 1872 to 9 March 1883, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 14 December 1875, as well as receiving the Empress of India Medal (service papers confirm).

Thompson was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, 9th Regiment of Foot on 29 September 1877, after 19 years and 292 days in the ranks, on which occasion he was presented by the Officers of his former Regiment with ‘a sword and belt, and a gold watch, in recognition of his good services during a long membership of the regiment, including the China campaign.’ (Regimental History refers). He served with his new Regiment during the Second Afghan War from 28 September 1879 to 7 September 1880, and was promoted Lieutenant on 11 October 1879. Advanced Captain on 12 March 1883, he died in service on 28 September 1886.
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Medals to the ASC 2 years 23 hours ago #83456

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Egypt, Boer War group to Staff Serjeant-Major T. Wilkin, Army Service Corps, late Commissariat and Transport Corps
Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, The Nile 1884-85 officially named to: 4922 L/Corp., C. T. Corps
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal officially named to: 4912 S. Qr. Mr Sjt., A.S.C.
King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps officially named to: 4912 S. Serjt.-Maj., A.S.C.
Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII. R. officially named to: 4912 St.-Serjt-Maj., A.S.C.
Khedive’s Star 1884, unnamed,
Contact marks, slight edge bruising, good fine and better
Thomas Wilkin was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire. A Baker by occupation, he attested for the Commissariat and Transport Corps on 6 July 1883, aged 19 years, 3 months. With the C. & T.C. and A.S.C. he served in Egypt, August 1884-August 1885; Gibraltar, December 1893-January 1897 and South Africa, October 1899-May 1903. Awarded the L.S. & G.C. Medal in 1903. He attained the rank of Staff Serjeant-Major in May 1900 and was discharged with a pension on 30 April 1907. He returned to duty at that same rank on 7 June 1915 but was discharged as no longer physically fit on 19 October 1917. This is his total medal allotment as he didn’t qualify for WWI service.
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Medals to the ASC 1 year 11 months ago #83596

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A very nice long service group, azyeoman.
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QSA (2) Cape Colony, Orange Free State (9326 Dr: H. Caulder, A.S.C.);
Army LS&GV Ed VII (9326 C.S. Mjr: H. Caulder. A.S.C.)

Herbert Caulder was born in Weybridge, Surrey, in November 1871 and attested for the Army Service Corps at Aldershot on 25 April 1890. He transferred to the Reserve on 25 April 1897, and was re-called for service on 23 October 1899, serving with No. 5 Company, Army Service Corps in South Africa during the Boer War from 9 November 1899 to 5 August 1900. Re-engaging to complete 21 years’ service on 7 April 1902, he was promoted Corporal on 1 January 1903, and Sergeant on 23 November 1906. He transferred to the Permanent Staff, Territorial Force, on 4 September 1908, and was promoted Company Sergeant Major on 20 May 1909. He was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, with Gratuity, per Army Order 92 of April 1911, and was appointed Acting Regimental Sergeant Major on 1 June 1911. He was discharged on 31 October 1914.
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