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AstburyJ5749Private1st Battalion
Demise: Died of disease - enteric fever 16 Feb 1901
Place: Vryheid
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
(Prince of Wales's Volunteers) South Lancashire Re
AstburyJ1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South Staffordshire Regiment
AstburyPAble SeamanQSA (0). Ref: 178.532.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Pelorus
AstburyS2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's Own) Yorkshire Light Infantry
AstburyT4988PrivateSeverely wounded. General's Nek, 18 February 1901
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
South Staffordshire Regiment
AstburyT1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South Staffordshire Regiment
AstburyT3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Lancashire Regiment
AstburyT HSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsColdstream Guards
AstburyW G R29818CorporalSource: QSA Medal Rolls103rd Company, 2nd Btn, IY
AstellB2nd Volunteer Service Company
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
AstellGLieutenantFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879King's Royal Rifle Corps
AstellHenry George31732PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls35th Company, 11th Btn, IY
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
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