BSACM Rhodesia 1896 (1) Mashonaland 1897 clasp (4004 Pte G. Davis. 2/Hamps. Regt.);
QSA (6) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (4004 Pte G. Davis, 2nd Hampshire Regt);
KSA (2) (4004 Pte G. Davis. Hampshire Regt).
Just 25 medals were issued to the Hampshire Regiment with the Rhodesia 1896 reverse, according to Forsyth’s BSAC Medal Roll, which includes the medal to Private G. Davis - who served in the Mounted Infantry Battalion. He is also confirmed on the QSA and KSA
rolls with entitlement as above.
QSA (4) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (Capt. A. T. B. Carter. 2/Hamps. Rgt.);
BWM and VM (Capt. A. T. Bonham-Carter) with named card boxes of issue;
Together with the recipient’s sister’s County of Hampshire British Red Cross Society Medal, gilt and enamel, the reverse engraved ‘4344 Miss Bonham Carter’
Arthur Thomas Bonham-Carter was born on 24 May 1869, the son of J. Bonham-Carter Esq., and the Hon. Mrs. Bonham-Carter, of Adhurst St. Mary, Petersfield, and was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar in 1894.
Following the outbreak of the Boer War, Bonham-Carter offered his services and was commissioned into the 1st Volunteer Company of the Hampshire Regiment From 1902 to 1914 he held various judicial appointments in the Transvaal and British East Africa, and by 1914 was First Pusine Judge of the High Court at Mombassa. Following the outbreak of the Great War he immediately undertook the organisation of the Mombassa Town Guard and served for several months with the Defence Force as Director of Military Supplies.
In 1915 Bonham-Carter obtained leave to return to England and was re-commissioned into the Hampshire Regiment on 22 July 1915. He served with the 1st Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 8 February 1916, and was killed in action at the head of his Company near Beaumont Hamel on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, on 1 July 1916. He is buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, France.