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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 week 5 days ago #79068

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I have recently purchased the QSA with claps Elandslaagte and Defense of Ladysmith (although also entitled to CC and SA01) to 4325 Pte W M Scott 5th Royal Irish Lancers.
I have been trying to ascertain which squadron he served with, would any member be able to point me to a research guide or information which would provide the answer?

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 week 4 days ago #79071

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Hi Simon,
A nice medal to add to your collection.
I have just taken a quick look at "The Fifth Irish Lancers in South Africa 1899-1902" by Walter Temple Wilcox and found only a few of the officers mentioned by name and Squadron. Other ranks are listed where casualties but without Squadron in section heading. There is also a list of officers who served with the regiment at the back of the book, but without Squadron identified.

This is a short account of only 70 pages, but details the action at Elandslaagte and the Defence of Ladysmith from the 5ths perspective. Worth picking up from Naval and Military Press for a few quid.
Maybe you might find it in the Publications section of the forum.
Cheers Steve

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 week 4 days ago #79072

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With foldout maps and attractively bound In paperback.
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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 week 4 days ago #79073

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Hello Simon
You probably have this info, but no mention of squadron unfortunately.  There is a D mentioned in the column pertaining to his transfer to army reserves, alas no specific mention whilst in SA.
If there is a record of his squadron I'm sure a learned forum colleague will provide an answer if available.

William Murch Scott was born in March 1874 in Portland, Dorset
 his father, William, was 35 and his mother, Sophia, was 36. He married Lily Beatrice Williams on 25 April 1903 in Devon. They had one child during their marriage. He died in March 1914 in Plymouth, Devon, at the age of 40.





You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 3 days 6 minutes ago #79322

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QSA (2) Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith (4429 Pte. C. Paddon, Devon: Regt.)

C. Paddon attested for the Devonshire Regiment and served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War.

He died of dysentery at Chieveley on 4 April 1900.
Dr David Biggins
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