A new aquistion from the wakefield medal fair today.
2804 S.Q.M.Sejt Charles Albert Jotcham 12th Lancers
Charles a native of Liverpool was born in 1865
He attested on 20 November 1185 his age is stated as 20 years and 9 months and his trade was a clerk.
at the time he belonged to the 1st Gloster Arty Volunteers
Charles was 5ft 7inches and weighed 139lbs on enlistment and is stated as having grey eyes and golden hair!
part of his service was in India from March 86 to Nov 87
He served in South Africa from Oct 99 to July 01
during his service he passed classes in Pioneering at Chatham in 1889 and the School of Musketry in 1896
His QSA clasps are confirmed as S.A 1901, Wittebergen, Diamond Hill, Johannesburg, Driefontein, Paardeburg and Relief of Kimberley
"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."