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An initial and incomplete listing of men of the RHA who received the Relief of Mafeking clasp:

65731 Driver Adamson T
2372 Corporal Collar Maker Allen G W
32184 Acting Bombardier Aitkenhead A
30934 Corporal Allan F H
34761 Driver Allen H
68160 Gunner Baker J
33260 Driver Barker J
33848 Driver Barlow G E
33820 Driver Beech H
32801 Driver Binns J W
16266 Gunner Bruce W M
70765 Sergeant Butcher F
2749 Bombardier Byrne A
70721 Corporal Calnan C W
2206 Driver Carless C
86010 Gunner Chappell R
26847 Driver Cheeseman A
46530 Gunner Clout E
70401 Gunner Clowry J
63732 Gunner Cole S H
33865 Shoe Smith Couldon H
61873 Gunner Croft W
93866 Bombardier Dollery E
64159 Gunner Eager F N
26225 Gunner Elliot J M
75244 Gunner Elliot W H
84780 Sergeant Fish W E
4349 Driver Garland Edward
1427 Driver Gelder W
65981 Driver Giddens H
73148 Bombardier Goscombe C
70111 Driver Gower J
Captain Gray N M
31872 Driver Harper A
28661 Bombardier Harry G
54923 Gunner Hart C
83289 Driver Harvey J H
62410 Gunner Hatch T
26218 Trumpeter Higgins D B
68250 Quartermaster Sergeant Hillyard E C L
75652 Gunner Hodge W
32692 Driver Hollingshead A
76122 Driver Instone W
Major Jackson Herbert Kendall
86752 Driver Johnson G
17017 Farrier Sergeant Jones J
3325 Driver Joy A A
72682 Bombardier Kaye T S
78488 Driver Kelly J
19253 Driver Kennedy P
34643 Bombardier Knight A J
70017 Driver Littler W A
88324 Sergeant Loftus W W
10663 Gunner Madge J
67141 Driver Marsh L
2945 Corporal Martin E
32045 Driver Mason W J
19140 Corporal Nidler W H
83761 Driver Ramft F J
62991 Gunner Rhodes E
63920 Driver Rowell C
69920 Driver Sandwell H
76473 Staff Sergeant Sargeant R
71754 Sergeant Schofield J
94972 Corporal Smith F
61664 Gunner Smith W J
88324 Sergeant Softus N W
56838 Battery Sergeant Major Squibbs H
Major Taylor St J L J Du Plat
65811 Driver Upton T
74839 Corporal Vivian L D
34679 Bombardier Warr H R
81776 Bombardier Wheeler Webb T
70001 Gunner Whelan W J
71266 Driver Wilkes A
54838 Gunner Wilson T
77269 Driver Woolley F
51384 Driver Wright R
68258 Driver Young A
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Medals to M Battery, RHA 3 months 2 weeks ago #77940

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CB (Military) 1915
DSO (ViR) LG 19 Apr 1901
QSA (4) (Major RHA)
1914 Star and Bar (Brig General DSO)
British War Medal (Brig General)
Victory Medal with MID (Brig General)

JACKSON, Herbert Kendall, Major, was born 17 Mar 1859, son of the late Thomas Jackson, of Springfield Place, Chelmsford. He was educated at Wellington College, and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and joined the Royal Artillery, as Lieutenant, 18 December 1879: became Captain 29 Oct 1886: Major 1 Nov 1896. He served in the South African War 1900-01: was present at the Relief of Mafeking. He received the Queen's Medal with four clasps: despatches 16 Apr 1901, and was created a companion of the Distinguished Service Order (LG 19 Apr 1901) : "Herbert Kendall Jackson, Major, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa." The insignia were presented in South Africa 14 Aug 1901, by the Duke of Cornwall and York.

He became Lieutenant Colonel 5 Aug 1904: brevet Colonel 5 Aug 1907: Colonel 5 Aug 1909: Temporary Brigadier General 1 Apr 1910, to 31 Mar 1914: Commanding R.A. 2nd Division, Aldershot Command: Temp Brig General 5 Aug 1914 : Brig General Jackson served in the European War 1914 15. He was twice mentioned in despatches and created a CB in 1915. He retired from the staff 27 Dec 1917, with the rank of Brigadier General.

Major Jackson married in 1904, Winifred Gladys, daughter of the late G.T Llewhellin, of Brookfield, Blandford, and they have one son and two daughters.
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QSA (2) Relief of Mafeking, Orange Free State (10663 Gnr. J. Madge, M Bty. R.H.A.). DNW March 2007.

John Madge was born in Paighton, Devon and enlisted in the Royal Artillery in July 1895. Posted to ‘M’ Battery, Royal Horse Artillery in December 1899, he served out in South Africa from February to December 1900, when he was present at the relief of Mafeking and in other operations in the Orange Free State.

Madge was still serving at the time of his death from tuberculosis at Exeter in July 1911.
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QSA (3) Relief of Mafeking, Orange Free State, Transvaal (58438 Gnr. T. Wilson, M Bty. R.H.A.), officially renamed.

Spink October 1999
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QSA (3) Relief of Mafeking, Orange Free State, Transvaal (77269 Dvr: F. Woolley, M’ Bty: R.H.A.), partially officially corrected

M Battery - ‘Arrived at the Cape about 20th March 1900. Formed part of Colonel Mahon’s force for the relief of Mafeking. Specially mentioned twice in Colonel Mahon’s report of 23rd May 1900.’ (British Regiments in South Africa 1899-1902, J. Stirling, refers);

Only 2 Sections of M Battery RHA took part in the Relief of Mafeking.
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From City Coins 18, April 1974

QSA (3) Relief of Mafeking, OFS, Transvaal
KSA (2)

71246 A/Bdr J Mulcany [sic] M Bty RHA

I have yet to locate this man on the rolls.
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