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Medals to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 3 months 2 weeks ago #85057

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QSA (3) Orange Free State, Transvall, South Africa 1902 to 6473 Pte. E L Morris 1st Bn Rl. Welsh Fus.

E L Morris was killed by friendly fire in Bothaville, South Africa on 21 February 1902.
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Medals to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 3 months 2 weeks ago #85060

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Halvorsenmedals,

In case you do not have them, there are service papers available for him.

Ernest Leslie Morris. Born in 1882 in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
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Medals to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 2 months 19 hours ago #85963

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QSA (5) Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Orange Free State, last clasp attached with unofficial rivets (1705 Col Sej: W. Jones. R: Welsh Fus:);
KSA (2) (1705 Clr:-Serjt: W. Jones. Rl: Welsh Fus:);
1914-15 Star (Lieut. W. Jones. North’d Fus.);
BWM and VM with MID oak leaves (Major W. Jones.);
Army LS&GC EdVII (1705 Clr. Sjt. W. Jones. Rl. Welsh Fus.)

MID LG of 10 September 1901.
MID LG 14 June 1918, with Egyptian Expeditionary Force. The Llangollen Gazette of 6 September 1918 records the mention as being for gallantry in Palestine.

Walter Jones was born in Wrexham on 12 September 1867. He initially joined the East Yorkshire Regiment on 31 August 1886, but transferred to 2nd Royal Welsh Fusiliers on 16 December 1886. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 2 March 1887, and to Corporal on 18 July 1888. He saw steady promotion to Lance Sergeant in August 1891, Sergeant in October of the same year and Colour Sergeant in April 1894, having transferred to the 2nd Battalion in February 1892. He went with the Battalion to South Africa in October 1899, serving there until February 1902, and was Mentioned in Despatches (QSA roll shows him as attached to Volunteer Battalion.) In February 1902 he was posted to the 3rd Volunteer Battalion as Sergeant & Instructor.

In May 1902 he was transferred to the 2nd Volunteer Battalion and served with them until his discharge on 30 August 1904. His Long Service Medal was awarded in April 1905. As an old soldier of 47 he joined up again on 12 September 1914, into the ranks. He was rapidly promoted over 3 days to Sergeant-Major, and was given a commission into the New Armies after serving 131 days. His Medal Index Card shows his theatre of entry into the war as Gallipolli, where he served with the 15th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, being wounded by a bomb in June 1915. He was repatriated home via Alexandria whilst attached to 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment. In November 1915 he was transferred to the 2nd Garrison Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.
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Medals to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 2 months 4 hours ago #85972

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Hi Halvorsenmedals,

Welcome to the forum, a very nice medal for your first post to the forum.

A bit more info on 6473 Private E.L.Morris:

Interred at Bothaville, monument 1.

Also commemorated on:
The Welsh National South Africa War Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff, Wales.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers memorial at St. Giles Church, Wrexham, Wales.
And the memorial to be found at the Town Hall, Northampton, England.

Well worth a visit to St. Giles to take a look at the memorial there if you're interested in RWF.

Cheers Steve.

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QSA (4) Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (7354 Corl W. A. Atkinson, R. Wlsh. Fus:);
British War and Victory Medals (3680 Sjt. W. Atkinson. R. W. Fus.);

Together with a gold (9 carat) Boer War Tribute Medal engraved 'Presented to Lc C A.Atkinson 3rd V.B. R.W.F. by the inhabitants of Holyhead on his return from S.African War 1901'.

William Atkinson was born at Kingstown, Dublin in 1879 and was a fitted upon his enlistment on 22 January 1900, having previously served in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion. Promoted Lance-Corporal on 5 October 1900, he served with the unit in South Africa, was discharged on 15 May 1901 but returned to the fold during the Great War.

Sold together with a photocopied newspaper article from the Holyhead Mail & Anglesey Herald, 1 May 1902, confirming a presentation of war Medals, in which Atkinson in which is mentioned in this as one of several men who had served over sixteen months in South Africa.
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