Munroe mentioned this group 8 years ago on the forum.
Picture courtesy of DNW
BSACM, reverse undated (2) Mashonaland 1890, Rhodesia 1896 (Tpr. Werrett, J. M. - B.S.A.C.P.);
QSA (4) Rhodesia, Relief of Mafeking, Orange Free State, Transvaal (1170 S.S. Maj: J. M. Werrett. Kitchener’s F.S.); official corrections to rank;
KSA (2) (S.S. Major: J. M. Werrett. Canadian Scouts.) rank re-engraved, remainder officially impressed
John Mark Werrett - ‘Known as “Johnnie”, he had been a ringmaster in a circus. He attested on 7 February 1890 and served in D Troop. He had a beautiful singing voice, and at a troop concert visibly moved the audience with the rendering of his tenor song, “The Song that Reached My Heart”. He was discharged from D Troop on 17 September 1891, and later became a partner of Napier Bros. in a trading concern.
The map of Matabeleland in F. C. Selous’ Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia, shows Werrett’s Store near the right bank of the Shangani River on the main road from Gwelo to Bulawayo. He served in the forces in the 1896 Matabele Rebellion, and in 1927 was living in Shangani.’ (Men Who Made Rhodesia, by Colonel A. S. Hickman, refers)
Werrett served as a Trooper in the Gwelo Volunteer Corps during the Matabele Rebellion of 1896. He was likewise a Trooper in “E” Squadron of the Rhodesia Regiment in Rhodesia, at the relief of Mafeking and in the Transval. The medal roll notes that he also served in the Commander-in-Chief’s Body Guard, Kitchener’s Fighting Scouts, and the Canadian Scouts, and that his clasp for Orange Free State appears to have been issued from one of these rolls.
We saw this single medal 15 months ago but I will post here for completeness.
DCM EdVII (Serjt:- Maj: R. J. Stallwood. Canadian Scouts)
An extremely rare Boer War D.C.M. awarded to Sergeant-Major, later Lieutenant, R. J. Stallwood, Canadian Scouts, one of only 16 Boer War D.C.M.s awarded to Canadian recipients and the only one named to the Canadian Scouts
DCM London Gazette 31 October 1902.
Robert Jabez Stallwood was born in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada, in May 1877. He was a Rancher, who enlisted as a Gunner in the Royal Canadian Field Artillery at Kingston, in January 1900. Stallwood initially served during the Second Boer War with ‘C’ (Special Service) Battery, R.C.F.A. (entitled to Q.S.A. with ‘Cape Colony’, ‘Orange Free State’, ‘Transvaal’ and ‘Rhodesia’ clasps). He was discharged to join ‘Howard’s Scouts’ (the Canadian Scouts, under the command of Major A. L. ‘Gat’ Howard, a British Irregular unit predominantly manned by Canadians) 12 December 1900.
Stallwood advanced to Sergeant-Major, and was Mentioned in Lord Kitchener's Despatch of 23 June 1902. He was discharged 13 January 1901, only to re-engage for service during the Great War. Stallwood was commissioned Lieutenant in the 228th Canadian Infantry Battalion in March 1916, and embarked for England in February of the following year. He transferred to the 6th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, and served with them as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the French theatre of war from May 1917. Stallwood returned to Canada in May 1919, and was discharged 15 November 1919.