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SKEELS, Charles 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment No 6047 2 months 1 week ago #85763

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I am researching Charles SKEELS 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment No 6047

I have not been able to find his army record for the Boer War but I understand that the regiment arrived in South Africa on 7 Jan 1900

He also served with the Cheshire Regiment in WW1 which shows that he was discharged during the Boer War on 2 Jan 1901. Newspaper reports on his time in WW1 state that in the Boer War he was injured at Modder River. I would like to find out if this was correct.

He did receive the Queen’s South Africa Medal with 2 clasps – Cape Colony, Orange Free State

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SKEELS, Charles 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment No 6047 2 months 1 week ago #85764

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Just a thought - if he was injured at the battle of Modder River, wouldn't he have received a clasp for it?

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SKEELS, Charles 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment No 6047 2 months 1 week ago #85765

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Just now I had a look in the Palmer Casualty roll and there is no entry for your man. A look at medal roll WO100/180 shows "6047 L/Cpl. Skeels. C. 2Cheshires" as receiving clasps Cape Colony and Orange Free State on his QSA and there is no marginal note regarding any injury. Have you looked for his personal papers on one of the commercial sites?
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SKEELS, Charles 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment No 6047 2 months 1 week ago #85766

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I have looked on Ancestry and Findmypast and cannot find his Boer War Record but Findmypast has his WW1 record. I have detials for his service in WW1 which is very interesting
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This is why I am wondering if the newspaper report is correct
Tony

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SKEELS, Charles 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment No 6047 2 months 1 week ago #85768

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For your research
1901 census


You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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