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Medals to the Gloucester Regiment 6 months 1 week ago #93087

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QSA (1) Defence of Ladysmith (4515 Pte. D. Hyde. Glouc: Regt.)

Daniel Hyde was born in Northleach, Gloucestershire, around 1877. A labourer, he attested for the Gloucestershire Regiment on 11 January 1895, serving with the 1st Battalion in South Africa from 20 September 1899 to 22 April 1900. His Army Service Record notes wounded in action at Farquhar’s Farm on 30 October 1899, the British losing 317 men killed and wounded when hit by a determined right-flank attack by Boers forces under General Joubert.
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QSA (3) Relief of Kimberly, Paardeberg, Transvaal (3125 Pte. W. Jones. Glouc. Rgt.);
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William Jones was born at Haresfield, Gloucestershire, in 1872, and enlisted at Bristol on 26 February 1891. After a short period of Home Service he was posted to India on 26 November 1892. After two years on the subcontinent he returned to Britain on 29 November 1894. A further five years of home service passed before Jones was posted to South Africa with the 2nd Battalion on 31 December 1899.

Taking part in the relief of Kimberly they saw heavy fighting at Klip Drift before the British overhauled General Conje's army at Paardeberg. During the Operations here they captured several Boer positions and were involved in holding off reinforcements.

It was during one such action that Jones was wounded on 19 February 1900. Spink say 20 men of the Regiment wounded during the Battle.

Likely the action described by one correspondent as follows:

'Last Monday night (19th) a brilliant piece of work was performed by the Gloucesters. During the afternoon they approached within a short distance of a Boer kopje and contained the enemy until nightfall, when 120 men charged the kopje with bayonets and drove off the Boers with loss, bayoneting several'

He was discharged upon his return to Britain.
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Medals to the Gloucester Regiment 4 months 2 weeks ago #93956

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Boer War Archive of Items Relating to Lieutenant Cyril Herbert Smith Gloucestershire Regiment, Stationed on the Island of St Helena to Guard Boer Prisoners, the archive of items which includes a fine personal photograph album compiled by Smith whilst on the island, some images taken by local photographer A.L.Innes of Jamestown. One image shows the captured Boer general Cronje with his staff/entourage (including Mrs Cronje) and their escort of British guards. Other photographs are smaller and most likely were taken by Cyril himself and show life of an officer and contrast the prisoners on the island. The album has been rebound at some point. Also with the grouping is a superb Boer prisoner made desk tidy which has pen rests and tiny little drawers which open and were presumably intended for pen nibs or other small accessories. Small ivory fittings for the drawers; Six wooden walking sticks carved by Boer POWs. Each has a distinctive carved top, two are the heads of dogs, one ball and claw etc. The grouping was acquired by the current vendor from the son of Cyril Herbert Smith. Ivory exemption declaration
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QSA (1) Orange Free State (5591 Pte T. Coghlan, Glouc: Regt);
KSA (2) (5591 Pte T. Coghlan. Gloucester: Regt);
British War and Victory Medals (3678 Sjt. T. Coghlan. Glouc. R.)

Together with a Comrades of the Great War enamel and brass badge (207165) and On War Service triangular brass badge (416731)

Thomas Coghlan was wounded and taken prisoner of war on 23 November 1900 at Dewetsdorp. 14 men were killed and 75 wounded in this action, the rest being taken prisoner and released on 5 December.

Coghlan reengaged for service with the Gloucestershire before transferring to the Somerset Light Infantry (266595).
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