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
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?