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BurnettJohn1686TrooperBSACM Matabeleland 1893 (1) Rhodesia 1896. 1896: Tpr. A Troop Africander Corps.
Source: BSACM rolls
Bechuanaland Border Police
BurnettJohn30035PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rand Rifles
BurnettJohn1902Private1st RPR
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Railway Pioneer Regiment
BurnettJohn1902Source: Attestation papers. See image on this site.Railway Pioneer Regiment
BurnettJohn ChaplynCaptainBURNETT, JOHN CHAPLYN, Captain, was born 24 December 1863, son of Charles Mountford Burnett and Emily Jane Chaplyn. He was educated privately. He entered the Army 15 February 1884; became Captain, 1893; served in the South African War 1900-1902, as Captain, first in the Pompoms, afterwards as Staff Officer, Dynamite Factory, Middelfontein, near Johannesburg; taking part in the operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Pretoria; during operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Reit Vlei; during operations in the Transvaal, April to September 1901, and October 1901, to May 1902; during operations in the Orange River Colony; operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "John Chaplyn Burnett, Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 18 December 1902; the Warrant sent 6 January 1903. He became Major 1 October 1902, and retired from the Royal Garrison Artillery 5 May 1909, and joined the Reserve of Officers. Major Burnett took part in the European War, 1914-1917. Commanded Garrison Artillery Company at Pembroke Dock, 1914-1915; volunteered for Khartoum, Sudan, 1915; was invalided home. Served in Ministry of Munitions as Safety Service Officer in No 1 NFF, Leeds. DSO, OBE (m), QSA (3) CC OFS Joh (Maj RA), KSA (2) (Capt RGA), BWM. Haywards 1978 £375.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Garrison Artillery
BurnettLTrooperBSACM Rhodesia 1896 (0).
Source: BSACM rolls
Umtali Burghers
BurnettN1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
BurnettR1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Gordon Highlanders
BurnettR16PrivatePrisoner. Rhenoster River, 7 June 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Railway Pioneer Regiment
BurnettRStokerQSA (0). Ref: 276.820.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Gibraltar
BurnettR4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's) Liverpool Regiment
BurnettR1652Sergeant MajorMID LG: 29 July 1902, page: 4849. Source: General Kitchener. 23 June 1902. Re: Final despatch & mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
BurnettR ESource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 7th Contingent
BurnettR GTrooperFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1878Diamond Fields Horse
BurnettR HSource: WO100/279Cape Government Railways
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