QSA (5) Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (12420 Tpr: T. Cox. 67th Coy. 18th Impl: Yeo:);
1914-15 Star (174 C. S. Mjr. T. Marsh. 23-Lond. R.);
BWM and VM (174 T.W.O.Cl.I. T. Cox. 23-Lond. R.);
TFEM EdVII (174 Sjt: T. Cox. 23/London Regt.).
Thomas Cox was a long-serving member of the 23rd Battalion, London Regiment and enlisted under the alias 'Marsh', serving in France from 14 March 1915.
He ended the Great War having been appointed Regimental Sergeant-Major and earning a 'mention' (LG 15 June 1916, refers).
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut. O. Mowatt. 50/Co. Imp: Yeo:) engraved naming;
KSA (2) (Lieut. O. Mowatt. I.Y.) engraved naming
[ 1914 Star trio ]
Provenance: Dix Noonan Webb, March 2012. Hammer £550.
Osmond Mowatt was born in Bramshott, Hampshire, and served with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa during the Boer War, firstly as a Lieutenant with the 50th (Hampshire) Company, 17th Battalion and then with the 11th Battalion. Subsequently an undergraduate at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, he later became an underwriting member of Lloyd’s.
He served as a Second Lieutenant with the 10th Hussars during the Great War on the Western Front from 4 November 1914, and having been promoted Lieutenant died of wounds on 22 April 1917, aged 36 years.
He is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.
QSA (4) Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut. Sir W. F. Miller. Bart. 18/Impl. Yeo.);
1914 Star (Sir W. F. Miller. B.R.C.S. & O.St.J.J.);
BWM and VM (Capt. Sir W. F. Miller Bt.)
Sir William Frederick Miller, Bt., was born in April 1868, the son of Sir Thomas Macdonald Miller, 4th Baronet, of Glenlee, and succeeded to the Baronetcy on the death of his father in September 1875. Educated at Harrow, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant, in the 3rd Battalion, Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment in 1886, before relinquishing his commission the following year. He served with the 18th (Queen's Own Royal Glasgow and Lower Ward of Lanark) Company, 6th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa during the Boer War, and was promoted Lieutenant on 3 July 1901, before being invalided home.
He subsequently served during the Great War with the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem as a Billeting Officer on the Western Front from 17 October 1914, before being appointed a Staff Captain with 17th Corps, British Expeditionary Force, and was wounded on 29 September 1918.
Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, (1) The Nile 1884-85 (Lieut: H. Barlow. 1/S. Staffs. R.);
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Capt. H. Barlow. 74/Co. Imp. Yeo;
Khedive’s Star 1884-6, unnamed
Harry Barlow was born at St Leonards-on-Sea on 2 February 1864, and was appointed Lieutenant in the 1st South Staffordshire Regiment on 23 August 1884. He served in Egypt and Sudan from 1 November 1884 to 28 June 1886, including operations on the Upper Nile 1885-86 (Medal with clasp). He served with the 74th (Dublin) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, in South Africa 1899-1900 and was invalided home in March 1901
OBE (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarked London 1918;
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (14128 Tpr: J. G. Oakley, 47th Coy. 13th Impl: Yeo:);
BWM and VM with MID oak leaves (Lt. Col. J. G. Oakley.)
OBE LG 1 January 1919:
‘For valuable services rendered in connection with military operations in France and Flanders’
MID LG 11 December 1917.
John Gretton Oakley was born at Chislehurst, Kent, and served as a Trooper in the 47th Company, 13th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. This unit was known as Lord Donoughmore’s Horse and it was raised and outfitted by him. It is not very often that a Battalion surrenders in the field of battle, but during the Boer War this happened on several occasions due to the mobile guerilla warfare that took place. The 13th Imperial Yeomanry were ambushed by De-Wet’s Commando near Lindley and, after several days fighting from 27-31 May 1900, the 13th raised the white flag and surrendered. They were taken to Nooitgedacht and from there parolled.
He was commissioned into the 7th Hampshire Regiment on 12 October 1914. As Acting Lieutenant in 1916 he was assigned to 87th Provisional Battalion; Temporary Captain, 19 March 1917, Deputy Assistant Director for Labour; Acting Lieutenant-Colonel, Hampshire Regiment and Labour Corps, 24 February 1918