QSA (3) Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Cape Colony (1027 Pte. H. Hopper. K.R.R.C.) last clasp loose on ribbon;
KSA (2) (1027 Corpl. H. Hopper. K.R.R.C.)
Harry Hopper was born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. A Clerk by occupation, he attested for the King’s Royal Rifle Corps at Manchester on 23 June 1898. Hopper served with the 3rd Battalion in South Africa from May 1899-July 1902. Returning to England, he was transferred to the Army Reserve in July 1902 and discharged at his own request and a payment of £25 on 28 April 1904.
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QSA (6) Cape Colony, Talana, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal (6059 Pte. B. Donohoe, Rl. Dublin Fus:)
[ KSA (2) ]
Bernard Donohoe was born in Dublin and attested for the Royal Dublin Fusiliers at Naas on 22 March 1897.
He served in South Africa from December 1898 to February 1902, during which period he was tried and imprisoned for 14 days in February 1901, and again for 124 days in April 1901, being released on 5 August 1901.
In February 1902 he went to the East Indies, where he served until 18 November 1903, being transferred to the Army Reserve in March 1904.
He was found guilty of fraudulent enlistment when he attested for the Wicklow RGA in February 1905 and sentenced to 3 months imprisonment. He was finally discharged on 21 March 1909, upon termination of his first period of engagement.