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Medals to the 16th Lancers 1 year 4 days ago #73275

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The work of the 16th Lancers is described here .

From today's City Coins auction, 27 November 2020

Near Doorn River, 20 December 1901

A convoy of 50 waggons left Clanwilliam on 19 December with supplies for Calvinia. They were escorted by the columns of LtCol P G Wyndham and LtCol E M S Crabbe, each with 2 guns of the 88th Bty RFA. On 20 December, as the convoy started the descent to the Doorn River on the farm Elizabethfontein, they were shot at by men from the Theron and Smith Rebel Commandos. The convoy hurried to the river, unaware that an ambush had been set up there by men under the two Rebel Commandants Pypers. As the first waggons crossed the river the Rebels caused consternation with concentrated rifle fire but before the British guns could be brought into action, the Rebels retreated in a north-westerly direction. On the Boer side 4 men were slightly wounded. The British had 3 men killed, 4 subsequently died of wounds and 5 were wounded.

QSA (3) RoK, Paard, Tvl (4391 Pte W.H. Barker, 16th Lancers);
KSA (2) (4391 Corp. H. Barker, 16th Lancers)

Barker was severely wounded in the Doorn River ambush.
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Medals to the 16th Lancers 1 year 4 days ago #73276

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From today's City Coins auction, 27 November 2020

Between Calvinia and Clanwilliam, 22 December 1901

A convoy of 50 waggons left Clanwilliam on 19 December to furnish Calvinia with supplies, escorted by the columns of LtCol Wyndham and LtCol Crabbe, each with 2 guns of the 88th Bty RFA.

On 20 December, as the convoy started the descent to the Doorn River on the farm Elizabethfontein, they were shot at by men from the Theron and Smith Rebel Commandos. The convoy hurried to the river, unaware that an ambush had been set up there by men under the two Rebel Commandants Pypers. As the first waggons crossed the river the Rebels caused consternation with concentrated rifle fire but before the British guns could be brought into action, the Rebels retreated in a north-westerly direction. On the Boer side 4 men were slightly wounded. The British had 3 men killed, 4 subsequently died of wounds and 5 were wounded.

QSA (3) CC, OFS, Belf (4479 Pte. S. Lyons, 16th Lancers)
Rim bruise on reverse edge.

Pte Lyons was killed in the Rebel attack and is buried at St Johns Church, Clanwilliam.

He was also entitled to a SA01 clasp.
Dr David Biggins

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QSA (4) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill (3347 Pte E. Tugwell, 16th Lancers) top lugs filled with retaining rod;
1914-15 Star (P. 1149 L-Cpl. E. G. Tugwell. MMP.);
BWM and VM (P-1149 L. Cpl. E. G. Tugwell. MMP.);
Jubilee 1935, engraved ‘E. [sic] Tugwell. Hove.’;
Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, GV 1st issue, (2) The Great War 1914-18, Long Service, 1929 (Edward G. Tugwell)

Edward G. Tugwell served during the Great War with the Military Mounted Police in the French theatre of war from 3 June 1915 (entitled Silver War Badge).
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QSA (4) Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Wittebergen (3653 Pte. J. Barton, 16th Lancers);
KSA (2) (3653 Pte. J. Barton, 16th Lancers.)

John Barton, born 1874 in Cambridge. Service papers extant.
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