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4010 DR: R. Elley Glouc Regt. PoW Farquhar's Farm 30.10.1899 8 years 3 months ago #45494

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Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps: Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal named to: 4010 DR: R. ELLEY GLOUC: REGT.

Drummer R. Elley was taken PRISONER OF WAR, FARQUHAR'S FARM 30.10.1899 & later released. Robert Elley was in born Aldershot, Hants, and lived on Newfoundland Rd., Bristol. He attested in the Gloucester Regt. in 1893 and was discharged in 1913 after serving in: Malta, Egypt, India, S. Africa, Ceylon & India again and then did Home Service from 1904-1913. He re-enlisted for WWI and served in the 12th Btn. (Bristol's Own) Glouc. Regt. He is entitled to a 1914-15 trio. It's a nice medal to a drummer as only eight drummer were casualties in the 1st Btn.

There is a great write up by a Gloucester PoW on this site.







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