County: East Yorkshire
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 12/06/1901
Number issued: 6


Gold medals, to:

Volunteer Active Service Company, 2nd Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment –
7029 Sergeant F. BULLOCK
7047 Private Francis Joseph ASHTON
7044 Lance-Corporal [Private] Sydney Herbert EDDELL
7045 Private John William LATHAM
7046 Private C.W. MORRIS
7038 Private Fred RAMSEY

Presentation made by Mr Shearburn, Chairman of the Reception Committee, at the Grammar School, Snaith.


Hull Daily Mail, 7th March 1900



The following members of the Howden Rifle Corps have volunteered for the front, been passed by Dr Chesnutt and approved by Mr R.S. Schofield, J.P.: – Sergeant F. BULLOCK, Snaith; Lance-Corporal R. Foster, Private J.M. Clarkson, Howden; Private F. RAMSEY, Private C.W. MORRIS, Private F. ASHTON, Snaith; Private H. Harrison, Private A.T. Boynton, Howden; Private Edward Smith, Wressle; Private J.W. LATHAM, Cowick; Private S.H. EDDELL, Carlton; Private J. Johnson, Howden; Private R. Smith, Wressle; Private G. Ingham, Howden; Private C. Yates, Howden Dyke; Private W. Holmes, Eastrington; Private J.W. Chester, Howden Dyke; Private F. Levitt, Howden; Private A. Tyerman, Drax. The shooting of the Volunteers was tested on Tuesday at the rifle range at Brough. They are a fine lot of men, and will do credit to the corps with which they are connected.
Hull Daily Mail, 13th June 1901


On Wednesday the six Volunteers from Snaith returned home. They received a hearty reception, being met at the Station by a large crowd of the townspeople. Mr Sherburn, chairman of the Reception Committee, accorded the men a hearty welcome, and said they were all proud of the lads who had served in South Africa. They had often thought and talked about them, and he had pleasure in according them a hearty welcome (cheers).

The men then marched to the church, headed by the Knottingley Brass Band. There were also in the procession the school children from Carlton, Cowick, and Snaith, and the Volunteers in command of Lieutenant Auld. A large number of the townspeople also accompanied them to the church. Here a short service was conducted by the Vicar (the Rev. W. Raven Hart).

A number of athletic sports were afterwards decided, and in the evening a smoking concert was held in the Grammar School, when medals were presented to the Volunteers. The utmost enthusiasm prevailed.
East Riding Telegraph, 15th June 1901
The men from the Snaith district attached to the Howden Company, reached Snaith about two o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, and were heartily welcomed by their comrades in arms, friends and parochial officials. At a concert held in the Grammar School in the evening, the men were each presented with a gold medal, commemorating their services in South Africa.