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Guard Ross and The Railway Disaster at Barberton 30th March 1902 6 years 10 months ago #42625

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Looking for something else I came across this descriptive account of the Barberton disaster to the Hampshire Regiment and civilians in The Aberdeen Daily Journal of Thursday October 9th 1902.

Can anyone identify Guard Ross, ex-Gordon Highlanders? He appears to have been a reliever rather than defender of Ladysmith, unlike most of his battalion.

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Just 23 men named Ross of the Gordon's to sift through.

Frustrating how the paper doesn't provide a first name or initial even though they know his father.

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Meurig,

Thanks. I see! I don't have access to the Gordons QSA roll - I thought that his 'Relief of Ladysmith' clasp might stick out and that there might be an annotation 'To I.M.R.'!

What were the casualties to the Hampshires?

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Just 23 men named Ross of the Gordon's to sift through.

Frustrating how the paper doesn't provide a first name or initial even though they know his father.

Regards
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SAFF says 29 killed, 39 injured from 2nd Bn., 5 killed and two injured from 3rd Bn. Quite a lot of the 2nd Bn casualties came from the Volunteer Coy.
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Here is the information that I have on the Gordons......

Gordon Highlanders

Clasps: Cape Colony, Natal, Rhodesia (1), Elandslaagte (501), Defence of Ladysmith, Belmont (1), Modder River (1), Relief of Ladysmith, Tugela Heights, Relief of Kimberly, Paardeberg, Orange Free State, Driefontein, Transvaal, Johannesburg, Laing's Nek, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, Belfast, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902.

Awards: 6 VC, 3 CB, 1 CMG, 10 DSO, 32 DCM

Unit: 1st Battalion

Period: Nov 1899 - May 1902

Operations: Magersfontein, Waterval Drift, Graspan, Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Houtnek, Vet Riverm Zand River, Doornkop, Diamonh Hill, Bergendal, de Wet hunt, Belfast, Dwarsvlei

Casualties (officers): 8 KIA, 1 DOD, 16 wounded, 0 missing/prisoner
Casualties (men): 50 KIA, 43 DOD, 181 wounded, 0 missing/prisoner

Unit: 2nd Battalion

Period: Oct 1899 - Jan 1902

Operations: Elandslaagte, Lombard's Kop, Caesar's Camp, Botha's Pass, Rooikopies, Graskop, Van Wyk's Vlei, Bergendal, Lydenburg

Casualties (officers): 9 KIA, 0 DOD, 14 wounded, 0 missing/prisoner
Casualties (men): 65 KIA, 27 DOD, 173 wounded, 0 missing/prisoner


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LinneyI wrote: SAFF says 29 killed, 39 injured from 2nd Bn., 5 killed and two injured from 3rd Bn. Quite a lot of the 2nd Bn casualties came from the Volunteer Coy.
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LinneyI wrote: SAFF says 29 killed, 39 injured from 2nd Bn., 5 killed and two injured from 3rd Bn. Quite a lot of the 2nd Bn casualties came from the Volunteer Coy.
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I've not done any serious work on the casualties for this incident but I have the following:

Unit Cause Total
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Injured 2
Hampshire Regiment Injured 41
Hampshire Regiment Railway - Killed 35
Imperial Military Railway Killed 2
Leinster Regiment Injured 1
Leinster Regiment Railway - Killed 3
East Surrey Regiment Injured 2
East Surrey Regiment Railway - Killed 1
Total Injured 46
Total Killed 39
Total 85

I've picked up one injured from WO97 that is not in SAFF.

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