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AstellS C GCaptainMID LG: 16 April 1901, page: 2605. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 2 April 1901. Re: General mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
(Prince of Wales's) North Staffordshire Regiment
AstellSomerset Charles Godfrey FairfCaptainASTELL, SOMERSET CHARLES GODFREY FAIRFAX, Captain, was born on the 15th July 1866, son of  General C E Astell (and grandson of W Astell, MP), and of H D, daughter of F Spaight, of Derry Castle, Tipperary.  He was educated at St Columba College, Dublin, and joined the service 4 May 1887, becoming Captain 17 December 1895.  He served in the Sudan (Dongola), 1896, and received two medals, the Queen's and the Khedive's.  He served in the South African War in 1900; was Intelligence Officer, Wakkerstroom, April, 1901; in charge of the Johannesburg Criminal Investigation Department 6 June, 1900 to 25 February 1901; was present at the Relief of Kimberley, during operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900; during actions at Karee Siding, Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; during operations in the Transvaal in May 1900, including actions near Johannesburg.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April, 1901], and received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Somerset Charles Godfrey Fairfax Astell, Captain, North Staffordshire Regiment.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  (Insignia, etc, sent to the Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, and presented by the Duke of Cornwall and York 14 August 1901).  Captain Astell was Adjutant, 4th North Staffordshire Quarters, Lichfield, 1902-3.  He married, in 1903, Frederica Beatrice, only child of James Frederick Roberts, CMG, FRGS, and Mary Beatrice, second daughter of Sankey Gardner, JP, of Eaglesbush Neath.  Captain Astell's favourite recreations were hunting, shooting and fishing.  He died 24 March, 1917.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
(Prince of Wales's) North Staffordshire Regiment
AstellTSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls19th Battery, RFA
AstelsJ2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Cheshire Regiment
AstelsJ2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Cheshire Regiment
AstenG2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Surrey Regiment
AsthmaRDomesticQSA (0). Ref: 286.822.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Doris
AstilG1240PrivateDied of disease. Krugersdorp, 28 August 1900
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Sherwood Foresters) Derbyshire Regiment
AstillG1240Private1st Battalion
Demise: Died of disease 28 Aug 1900
Place: Krugersdorp
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
(Sherwood Foresters) Derbyshire Regiment
AstinJ20499Foreman of Works Staff SergeantEngineer Services. To CRE Harrismith. QSA (1) issued 2 May 1904. Clasp OFS issued 23 Sep 1905.


TNA ref 155/10; 161/16; 315/105
Royal Engineers, Staff
AstinJSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls85th Battery, RFA
AstinWSurgeonTransport Medal, clasp: South Africa. Ship: Sunda (P&O).
Source: Transport Medal roll
Transport ships
AstleCharles39Occupation: Farmer. Next of kin: Wife. Address: Queenstown .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
AstleFrederick Bywater3434PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls12th Company, 3rd Btn, IY
AstleG5113SapperTo 10th Company in South Africa.

QSA (5) CC OFS Tr SA01 SA02

TNA ref 156/3; 156/13
Royal Engineers, Railway Company, 8th
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