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Medals to the Imperial Yeomanry 1 year 2 weeks ago #89808

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QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (13821. Pte. Frankland. Impl. Yeo.), note initial missing;
British War Medal (F.21325 R. J. Frankland O.S.2 R.N.A.S.)

Richard John Frankland was born at Cranbrook, Kent in 1876 and worked as a servant until 30 May 1900, when he enlisted as an Officer's Servant with the Imperial Yeomanry. Posted to South Africa in July Frankland served attached to a Provisional Battalion until 2 October when he returned to Britain. Despite this short service he is confirmed as entitled to three state clasps seeing broad service in those three months. Serving for another month in Britain Frankland returned to civilian life on 6 December listing his employment there as 'Valet'.

After the outbreak of the Great War Frankland returned to the Colours joining the Royal Naval Air Service on 25 September 1916 as Officer's Steward Class III. Posted first to HMS President II he was removed to RNAS Felixstowe on 30 October 1916. Promoted Officer's Steward Class II on 1 January 1918 Frankland was still serving when the RNAS was combined the Royal Flying Corps in March 1918. Here his trade was listed as Steward (Batman) with the same rank he had previously occupied.
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Medals to the Imperial Yeomanry 1 year 2 weeks ago #89809

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djb wrote: Not sure what has happened with this listing by Spink.



We would not expect to see this combination to the IY.

The picture is of a 5 clasp medal but the write-up lists the 2 clasps that appear on the roll.


Hi David,

To follow-on from this post the dates don't quite align on this lot either:


Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Tranvsaal (10262 Pte. W. Parris, 56th Cpy 15th Imp: Yeo:), pawnbrokers marks to extreme left of disc, good very fine

William Parris was born at Willingdon, Eastborne, Sussex in 1877 and worked as a Groom prior to enlisting on 12 February 1900 at Buckingham. Posted to the 56th (Buckinghamshire) Company, 15th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry he entered the war in South Africa only a month later on 13 March. Joining General Hamilton's advance through the Orange Free State this unit arrived in the town of Heilbron in May 1900.

Boer forces under Christiaan de Wet were still in the area however, leading to repeated clashes. In one such engagement Parris was wounded in the leg, with a note from the surgeon attached to his records stating that the 'wound in shin open but is healing well'.

It is a mark of how well established the commandos were in the area that by September they were once again occupying the town. They were driven out the next month however the fighting in the area remained heavy for much of the war. Parris did not remain with the Imperial Yeomanry but was seconded for service with the Provisional Transvaal Constabulary. This unit was deployed in the Pretoria District, doubtless accounting for his Transvaal clasp.

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However the casualty roll has him wounded on the 7th June 1900:



On the 7th June 1900 De Wet split his forces into 3 and attacked Vredefort Road Station, Rhenoster River Bridge and the station at Roodewal. There was fighting at Heilbron on the 7th June 1900 as there were a number of other wounded from the 15th Battalion IY.

Do you think these actions are related?
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Medals to the Imperial Yeomanry 1 year 1 week ago #89853

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Sturgy,

Yes, your suggestion would seem the much more likely.

Was anyone in the PTC wounded in action whilst service with the PTC?
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CIE n/b;
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut. H. C. Manders. 59/Co. Imp. Yeo.);
KSA (2) (Lt: H. C. Manders. I.Y.);
1914-15 Star (Lieut. H. C. Manders. R. Berks. R.);
BWM and VM (Capt. H. C. Manders.);
Defence Medal;
Jubilee 1935, unnamed as issued;
Coronation 1937, unnamed as issued;
Indian Volunteer Forces Officers’ Decoration, GV (Major H. C. Manders, Assam V.L.H. A.F.I.);
Volunteer Force Long Service Medal (India & the Colonies), GV (Sergt. H. C. Manders. 6th. Assam Valley Lt. Horse. I.D.F.)

CIE London Gazette 1 January 1937.

MID London Gazette 5 November 1915.

Horace Craigie Manders was born in Farnham, Surrey, in October 1882 and attested as a Private for the 78th Company (Rough Riders), Imperial Yeomanry on 14 March 1900 for service during the Second Boer War. Commissioned as a Lieutenant into the 59th Company (Oxfordshire Hussars), Imperial Yeomanry on 9 December 1900, he was invalided home in May 1901, but returned to South Africa three months later, remaining there until the end of hostilities.

He subsequently moved to Assam, India, to work as a Tea Planter, and there attested for the Assam Valley Light Horse, Indian Defence Force. At the outbreak of the Great War, he returned home and was commissioned into the 9th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. He served at Gallipoli attached to the 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment from 1 June 1915 (Mentioned in Despatches) and later transferred to the 11th King Edward’s Own Lancers, Indian Army, in 1918. Post War, he later served as Colonel Commanding the Assam Valley Light Horse and was appointed ADC to HE The Viceroy of India, being appointed a CIE.

He died in London on 11 November 1963.
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Medals to the Imperial Yeomanry 1 year 4 days ago #89934

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The CIE group to Colonel Manders sold for a hammer price of GBP 2,000. Totals: GBP 2,576. R 59,110. AUD 4,690. NZD 5,030. CAD 4,170. USD 3,060. EUR 2,850
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Medals to the Imperial Yeomanry 11 months 2 weeks ago #90173

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QSA (4) Cape Colony, Rhodesia, OFS, South Africa 1901 (11983 Sgt A. Wright 65th Coy 17th Imp Yeo.). Top clasp loose on ribbon.,

Warwick and Warwick say Alfred Wright was taken POW near Aberdeen but escaped on 6th March 1901.
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