County: County Durham
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 16/09/1902
Number issued: 2
Gold medals, to:
63rd (Wiltshire) Company, 1st Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
33799 Trooper Joseph HOLDWAY
Unknown Regiment –
???? Trooper J. JONES
Presentation made by Mrs Lodge, at Haverton Hill.
Trooper Jones is reported to have been severely wounded at Tweebosch (07/03/1902), however no man of this name appears on the casualty list for that battle.
Stockton Herald, 20th September 1902
A very enthusiastic gathering took place on Tuesday at Haverton Hill to welcome home Troopers J. HOLDWAY and J. JONES from South Africa. Trooper HOLDWAY, who served in the 2nd Batt. Imperial Yeomanry under Colonel Bings, went out 18 months ago, and passed through several engagements unhurt. Trooper J. JONES has also served about 18 months, and was severely wounded in the engagement when Lord Methuen was captured. The proceedings were opened last night by a sumptuous tea, of which many friends of the returned heroes partook. Afterwards a meeting was held, presided over by the Rev. J.A. Lodge. Mrs Lodge eventually presented the two troopers with two beautiful gold medals, on behalf of their friends at Haverton Hill. The Haverton Hill Brass Band, under the leadership of Mr R. Baker, gave selections, and dancing was engaged in until a late hour.