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BladesH3958PrivateQSA (3).
Source: QSA medal rolls
17th (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers
BladesH WAble SeamanQSA (1) Nat. Ref: 196.887.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Forte
BladesHugh William2994PrivateQSA (4) CC Wep Tr Witt
Source: Wepener Siege Account and Medal Roll
Cape Mounted Rifles
BladesI3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
West India Regiment
BladesJ196TrooperSource: DCM recipientsLoch's Horse
BladesJ3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Lancashire Regiment
BladesJ T1st Volunteer Service Company
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Princess of Wales's Own) Yorkshire Regiment
BladesJ TVolunteer Service Company
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Princess of Wales's Own) Yorkshire Regiment
BladesMatthew JTrooperBSACM Mashonaland 1897 (0). Matthew James Blades was a farmer by trade and a native of West Bank, Hawes, Yorkshire. He attested for the British South Africa Police, 28 April 1897, and served with the Mashonaland Division. Having left the British South Africa Police after a year's service he attested for Loch's Horse, aged 34, on 15 March 1900. Loch's Horse was raised by Lord Loch in February 1900. With a combined strength of 220, during their 12 months' service 'they shared in the advance from Bloemfontein to the Transvaal as part of the 8th Corps of Mounted Infantry commanded by Colonel Ross of the Durham Light Infantry, the Brigadier being Colonel Henry. The 8th Corps were part of the advance guard or screen to the centre of Lord Roberts' army, and had a lot of scouting skirmishing in the northward march. Colonel Henry's men, including the 1st and 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles, South Australians, Tasmanians, Lumsden's Horse, Loch's Horse, and the 4th Mounted Infantry Regulars, were among the first to cross the Vaal, and had very stiff fighting before the infantry got up, particularly at the mines in the neighbourhood of Vereeniging, about Elandsfontein, and outside Pretoria. Their work was highly praised by the Generals and by the correspondents. ' (The Colonials in South Africa, refers)Over the course of the Regiment's 12 months of active service it suffered eleven men lost to wounds and disease, and in each case the widow or next of kin was paid the sum of £50, the amount for which the life of each officer and man was insured by the Committee. 1 of 3 D. C. M. 's gazetted for the Regiment, one of which was subsequently cancelled, another upgraded to a Commission and the award of a D. S. O. , and the final one awarded to Trooper Blades. Therefore it is likely that this is the only D. C. M. in existence to the Regiment. D. C. M. London Gazette 27 September 1901. Distinguished Conduct Medal, E. VII. R. (Tpr: J. Blades. Loch's Horse); BSACM Mashonaland 1897 (436 Troopr M. J. Blades. B. S. A. Police. ); QSA, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg (196 Tpr: M. J. Blades, Loch's Horse) DNW December 2016 £4600.
Source: BSACM rolls
British South Africa Police
BladesS FCivilianDemise: Died of disease - dysentery 28 Jan 1900
Place: Ladysmith
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Natal Government Railways
BladesS JSource: WO100/279Natal Government Railways
BladesTPetty Officer 2nd ClassQSA (0). Ref: 185.727.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Partridge
BladesW BAble SeamanQSA (7) Belm MR Paar Drie Joh DH Belf. Ref: 184.295. Wounded Graspan 25 Nov 99
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Monarch
BladesW J7455SapperName spelt BLAKES on roll 156/37.

QSA (4) CC OFS Tr SA02

TNA ref 156/42; 156/37
Royal Engineers, Field Company, 9th
BladesW WConductorMID LG: 10 September 1901, page: 5959. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 4 September 1901. Re: General mentions
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