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SAGS (1) (174. Pte. J. Lloyd. 1-24th Foot.);
Volunteer Force Long Service Medal, Ed VII (2014 Sjt. J. Lloyd. 1/V.B. Manchester Regt.)

John Lloyd enlisted at Cardiff on 7 May 1874, aged 21. On completion of his service he resided at 223 Warrington Road, Lower Ince, Wigan, Lancashire, and was employed as a fireman at a colliery owned by the Pearson & Knowles Coal & Iron Company. He joined the 21st (Wigan) Rifle Volunteers in which he attained the rank of Sergeant; he was made an Honorary Member of the Sergeants’ Mess of the 1st V.B. Manchester Regiment (Wigan Detachment) on 1 January 1906, and also of the Sergeants’ Mess of the 5th Battalion, the Manchester Regiment on 1 January 1925. He died on 26 November 1925, aged 72, and is interred at Wigan Cemetery.

‘Ince Zulu War Veteran’s Death.

We regret to record the death, which occurred on Thursday last week, at his home, 223, Warrington-road, Lower Ince, of Sergt. John Lloyd, one of the veterans of the Zulu War, and an old member of the Wigan Volunteers. He was 72 years of age. As a time-serving man in the Regular Army he belonged to the old 24th Welsh Regt., and to the last he was imbued with a keen spirit of Esprit de Corps, being fond of singing, in both the Welsh and English languages (he was a native of the Principality), “All honour to the Old 24th.”

He had vivid recollections of the Zulu War, perhaps the chief incident connected with which was that he was on the spot the day following the disastrous massacre of Isandhlwana in 1879; as a despatch rider he rode out to where the massacre had taken place, and finding that the Europeans had suffered heavily he immediately returned, and set going the machinery for sending up military help. On leaving the Regular Army, in which he served as a private, he joined the old 21st Rifle Volunteers in Wigan, and later was a member of the old 1st Batt. Volunteers. He commenced his Volunteer service in the time of the late Sergt.-Major Butters in the early ‘nineties. On leaving the Regular Army he took up employment as as a colliery fireman with Messrs Pearson and Knowles. Mr Lloyd was an honorary member of the 5th Batt. Manchester Regt. Sergeants’ Mess.’

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(i) Large portrait photograph of Lloyd in later life wearing his South Africa medal
(ii) Original photographs of other family members (4) and of his grave (2)
(iii) Pearson & Knowles Coal & Iron Co. Dayman’s Pay Ticket in the amount of £1-8-10
(iv) Sergeants’ Mess membership cards for 1st V.B. Manchester Regiment and 5th Battn. The Manchester Regiment
(v) Two newspaper obituary notices, one as quoted above, the other headed ‘Death of Old Wigan Volunteer’ with similar details.

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QSA (2) Cape Colony, Orange Free State (4600 Serjt. W. C. Dawson, S. Wales Bord:)

William Charles was born in 1875 at Marylebone, London and enlisted in 1894. In 1899 he is noted as an acting schoolmaster in Aldershot, and served in South Africa during the Boer War from January-May 1900.

Dawson was discharged time expired in 1906.
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[ DSO 1919 ]
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut: H. W. Stevens. S. Wales. Bord:), unofficially re-impressed naming;
KSA (2) (Capt: H. W. Stevens, S. Wales Bord:), unofficially re-impressed naming;
AGS 1902 (2) Somaliland 1902-04, Jidballi (Capt: H. W. Stevens. Manchester Regt.), unofficially re-impressed naming and the second clasp a tailor's copy
[1914-15 Star Trio ]
[ French Croix de Guerre ]

Harry Whitehill Stevens was born on 19 October 1874 at Jubbulpore, son of Colonel Harry Cavaye Stevens, 3rd Madras Light Cavalry, with a number of other relatives having served as Officers in the Indian Army.

Educated at Cheltenham College, Stevens saw active service in South Africa and Somaliland before the Great War.

During the Great War he earned a DSO (London Gazette 3 June 1919 - East Africa, refers).

He died in East Africa on 16 February 1929.
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DSO GV, silver-gilt and enamel, with integral top riband bar;
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg (Lieut. B. W. Collier, S. Wales Bord.);
KSA (2) (Lt. B. W. Collier, S. Wales Bd.);
1914-15 Star (Lt. Col. B. W. Collier, S. Wales Bord.);
BWM and VM with MID oak leaves (Lt. Col. B.W. Collier)

Provenance: Llewellyn Lord Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, September 2016.

DSO LG 2 December 1918:
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an advance. He repeatedly organised the front line of his battalion and helped to get it forward under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. It was by his personal efforts and fine leadership that his battalion advanced some 500 yards beyond the flanking units and were successful in beating off a counter-attack.’

Bertram William Collier was born in March 1874, the son of Thomas Collier of Broughty Ferry. Educated at Rugby School, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, Liverpool Regiment in February 1894 and gained a regular commission in the South Wales Borderers in December 1895.

Having then undertaken tours of duty in Gibraltar and India, Collier was embarked for South Africa with the 2nd Battalion in January 1900. He subsequently participated in the operations in the Orange Free State in February-May, including the actions at Karee Siding, Vet River and Zand River; likewise in the Transvaal in May-June 1900, including the action near Johannesburg, and in subsequent operations in the period November 1900 to June 1901, when he served as an Assistant Commissioner of Police in Johannesburg. Thereafter he was actively employed in the 15th Mounted Infantry in the Orange River Colony until May 1902, in which period he also acted as Intelligence Officer to Major Holmes’ Column.

Collier served as a Captain and Adjutant of the 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve) from September 1912 until September 1915, soon after which he joined the 1st Battalion in France in time to see action at Loos. At the end of the same year he was appointed to the command of the Battalion in the temporary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and led it on the Somme in July 1916 and beyond, up until being invalided home at the year’s end. For his services he was Mentioned in Despatches (LG 22 May 1917).

In December 1917, Collier returned to France with command of the 14th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, in which capacity he was awarded the DSO for the above cited deeds during the final Allied advance in 1918; he was also Mentioned in Despatches for a second time (LG 27 December 1918). He was placed on the Retired List in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in February 1920 and died as a consequence of a riding accident in the west country in December 1929.

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QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (6719 Pte. J. Griffiths. S. Wales B:);
KSA (2) (6719 Pte. J. Griffith [sic]. S. Wales Bord:) initial officially corrected;
Militia LS&GC EdVII. (1049 Corpl. J. Griffiths 4th. S. Wales Bord. Mil.)

One of only 2 Militia Long Service and Good Conduct Medals awarded to the 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, and one of only 6 awarded to the Regiment as a whole.

J. Griffiths served with the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers in South Africa during the Boer War, and was awarded his Militia Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in February 1905.
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QSA (5) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, South Africa 1901 (1023 Pte. J. Jones, S. Wales Bord:)

Joseph Jones was born in Dowlais, Glamorgan. A Puddler by occupation, he enlisted into the South Wales Borderers at Newport, Monmouthshire, on 19 February 1884, aged 18 years, 11 months.

With the regiment he served in the Burma campaign, 1885-1889 and served in South Africa with the 8th Mounted Infantry.

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